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HIS is the building to which out-of-town girls are committed dur 
i 1 1 12" the period of mental development the}' are supposed to undergo 
while here al school. The place has very often been improperly 
called the dormitory, but this should never be. from the very mean- 
ing of the word, which is a sleeping place, and this building i- only 
subject to such use when all other possible forms of pastime have 
been completely exhausted. 

The entrance into the life at the Residence is made by the joyous young fresh- 
man over a very rough and rugged way, although the catalogue gives the only pre- 
requisite as being the payment of board and some room rent. I5ut behind this lies 
the awful mystery of dorm, initiation. This is a performance planned by the upper 
classmen for their own enjoyment, and executed by the freshmen. It take- place in 




the tiniest of wee small hours, is always successful from all points of view, is usu- 
ally followed by elaborate eats, and succeeds in being vividly written up in all the 
leading newspapers, in order that the victims' friends may have an unbiased ac- 
count of it. 

If the candidate succeeds in emerging from the ordeal alive and well, she is ad- 
mitted to most of the privileges of the house. She is permitted to share Mother 
Edgington's guiding, watchful care. Ella's occasional wrath at the disappearance of 
sugar, the use of the parlor, in which to entertain the other gender of the college, 
and is given the privilege and exclusive right to wash the dishes after all spreads. 

After these preliminary events, life goes on in a somewhat normal way. and is 
a very pleasing combination of all that goes to make a good natured bunch of girls 
live happily ever after. 



Board of 2Dfrector£ 



HILTON U. BROWN President 

CHAUNCY BUTLER Secretary 

WINFIELD S. MOFFETT Treasurer 

URBAN C. BREWER 

SCOT BUTLER 

GEORGE B. DAVIS 

FRED DOELLER 

JOHN H. FRAZEE 

THOMAS C. HOWE 

WILL G. IRWIN 

JOHN M. JUDAH 
J. ARTHUR MEEKS 

HUGH TH. MILLER 

JAMES B. PEARCY 

ALLAN B. PHILPUTT 

MARSHALL T. REEVES 

GIRNIE L. REEVES 

ZACIL T. SWEENEY 




THOMAS C. HOWE 



JOHN YOUNG, acting 1855 to 1S57 

SAMUEL K. HOSHOUE 1857 to 1S60 

ALLEN R. BENTON 1860 to 1S6S 

ALLEN R. BENTON 1886 to 1891 

OTIS A. BURGESS 1S68 to 1S71 

OTIS A. BURGESS 1S73 to 18S0 

WILLIAM F. BLACK 1S71 to 1S73 

HARVEY W. EVEREST 1SS0 to 1SS6 

SCOT BUTLER 1891 to 1903 

SCOT BUTLER 1906 to 1907 

WINFRED E. GARRISON 1903 to 1506 

DEMARCHUS C. BROWN, acting 1906 

THOMAS C. HOWE : 1907 



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ALLEN RICHARDSON BENTON, A. M., LL. D., Professor of Philosophy. Emeritus. 

A. B. Bethany College. 1848; A. M., ibid., 1840; Professor of Latin and Greek, Northwestern 
Christian University, 1855-'61 ; President Northwestern Christian University. 1861-'68; Presi- 
dent Alliance College, 1869-71; LL. D., Butler College, 1871; Chancellor University of Nebraska, 
1871-76; Professor of Philosophy. Butler College. 1876-'96; President Butler College. 1886-'91. 

SCOT BUTLER. A. M., LL. D., Professor of Latin Language and Literature. Emeritus. (124 
Downey Avenue.) 
A. B. Northwestern Christian University, 1868; A. M., ibid., 1870; Student Classical Philology, 
University of Halle, and University of Berlin, 1873-7."); LL. D.. Butler College. 1806; Instruc- 
tor in Latin and Mathematics, Indiana University, 1860-72; Professor of Latin, Butler College, 
1871-1007; President Butler College, 1801-1004; 1006-'07. 



absent on iLeatie 



CHRISTOPHER BUSH COLEMAN, A. B., B. D., Professor of History. 

A. B. Yale University, 1806; Auburn Theological Seminary. 1806-'07; Chicago Theological Semi- 
nary, 1S07-'0S; Divinity School University of Chicago. 1898-'99; B. D. in same. 1800; Student 
University of Berlin, 1004-'05; Professor of Church History and acting professor of History, 
1900-'09; Professor of History, Butler, 1909. 



MRS. CORNELIA ALLEN-FOREST, A. M.. Instructor in English. 
(::n Audubon Place.) 
I'll. I'... Hiram College, 1892; Graduate Student in English, Buch- 
tcl College, !893-'94; Graduate Student in English, Philosophy 
and History. The University of Chicago. !894-'96; A. M., Hiram 
College, 1897; Tea. •her in Akron. 0., Public Schools. l892-'93; In- 
structor in English and History. Lockland, 0., High School. 1897- 
1900; Principal, ibid., 1900-'01; Instructor in English and History. 
Butler College, l901-'07; Instructor in English, Butler College, 
1907—. 





JAMES BROWN. A. M., Ph. D., Professor of Chemistry. 

A. B., Vale University. 1D02; A. M., ibid., 1903: Ph. D., ibid., 
1905; Assistant Instructor in Chemistry, Yale University. L903- 
1905; 1'rot'essor of Chemistry and Physics. Illinois Coll,-,-. 1905- 
1908; Professor of Chemistry and Physics, William and Iashti 
College, 1908-'ll; Graduate Student. Chicago University, sum- 
mer quarters, 1906, 1908-'ll; Professor of Chemistry, Butler 
College, 1911-—. 



GEORGE HENRY DANTON, A. B., Ph. D., Armstrong Professor of 
Germanic Languages. 

A. B., Columbia University, 1902; Assistant in Comparative Lit- 
erature, ibid., 1902-'03; Austin Teaching Fellow in German. Har- 
vard University, 1903- J 04; Ottendorfer Fellow (New York Uni- 
versity) Student. Berlin and Munich, 1904-'0o; Ph. D.. Columbia 
University, 1907; Instructor in German, College for Women. 
Western Reserve University, 1905-'07; Acting Assistant Pro- 
fessor of German, Leland Stanford. Jr., University. 1907-'10; 
Armsrong Professor of Germanic Languages, Butler College. 
1910—. 








HENRY MILLS GELSTON, A. B., Professor of Latin Language and 
Literature. 

A. B., University of Michigan, 1900; Student, American School 
of Classical Studies. Lome. LOOO-'Ol ; Teacher of Latin in High 
School. Bay City, .Michigan. 1901-'06; Graduate Student of 
Classics. University of Michigan, 1000-TO; Acting Professor of 
Latin Language and Literature, Butler College. lOlO-'ll; Pro- 
fessor of Latin Language and Literature, ibid., lull . 



KATHARINE MERRILL GRAYDON, A. M., Catharine Merrill. Pro- 
fessor of English Literature. (303 Downey Avenue.) 

A. B., Butler College, 1878; A. M.. Indiana University, 1883; 
Instructor in Indiana University, 1883-'84; Graduate Student, 
Radclift'e, 1S85-'S6; Professor of Greek. Hastings College, 18SX- 
•01; Instructor, Oakland High School, 1801-'08; Graduate Stu- 
dent, The University of Chicago, 1898-'!)!); Professor of English, 
Oahu College, 1900-'07; Acting Professor of Greek, Butler Col- 
lege, l!)(»7-'09 ; Catharine Merrill, Professor of English Litera- 
ture. Hid., 1909-—. 





EDWARD MARTIN GREENE, A. M., Professor of Romance 
Languages. 

A. B., Harvard University, 100.'!; Student at Rouen, France, 
180(i-'0T; Instructor in German, High School, Watertown, Massa- 
chusetts. 1903-'05; Head of the French Department, Cheshire 
School, Cheshire, Connecticut. 1905-'07 ; Head of the French De- 
partment. Hotchkiss School. Lakeville, Connecticut, 1907-'09; 
Teaching Fellow in French. University of Wisconsin, 1909-T0; 
A. M., ibid., 1010; Assistant Professor of Romance Languages, 
Butler College, 1010-—. 



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JABEZ HALL. A. .\L. Professor of 
South [rvington Avenue.) 

A. 13., Bethany College, ISfW; A. M. Butler College. 1808; Pastor 

Christian Church, VV1 ling \V. Va., l8fi(i-'72; Cleveland, 0.. Is;^: 

'89; Kiclun I. Va., 188!)-'()7; Professor of Hoiuilecties and Theo- 
logy, Butler College, 1807 . 





EDMUND llo\\ AIM) HOLLANDS, A. M., Ph. I).. Professer of Philo- 
sophy and Education. 

I'll. 1!.. Cornell University, 1890; Graduate Scholar, Sage School 
of Philosophy, Cornell University, 1900-'01; A. XL, ibid., 1901; 
Instructor in Latin and German, Wilson School for Boys, Fish- 
kill-on-Hudson, l901-'03; Graduate Student in Philosophy, Cor- 
nell University, 1003-'05; I'll. I)., ibid., 1905; Instructor in Philo- 
sophy, Sage School of Philosophy, 1905-'06; Instructor in Philo- 
sophy. Princeton University, 1906-'07; Instructor in Philosophy. 
Cornell University, 1907-'09; Assistant Professor of Philosophy, 
Hamilton College, 1909-'10; Professor of Philosophy and Educ.i- 
tion, Butler College. 1910 — . 



THOMAS CARR HOWL. A. XL. Ph. I).. President. (48 South Audu- 
bon Road.) 

Ph. B., Butler College, 1889; A. XL. ibid., 1893; Student, Univer- 
sity of Berlin. 1890-'92; Graduate Student. Harvard University. 
1896-'99; A. XL. ibid., 1897; Ph. I)., ibid., 1S99; Instructor in Ger- 
man, ibid., 1898-'99; Instructor in German and Latin. Butler Col- 
lege 1889-'90; Armstrong Professor of Germanic Languages, ibid.. 
1890-'1910; Dean. Butler College, 1907-'08; President Butler Col- 
lege. 1008—. 








ELIJAH NEWTON JOHNSON, A. M., M. S., Professor of Matlie- 
. maties. (304 Downey Avenue.) 

A. B., Drake University, 1893; A. M., ibid., 1895; M. S., Uni- 
versity of Kansas. 1904; Professor of Mathematics, Campbell 
University. 1893-1903; Graduate Student in Mathematics and 
Astronomy. The University of Chicago, 1902-'03; Graduate 
Student in Mathematics and Physics, University of Kansas. 
1903'04; Graduate Student in Mathematics and Astronomy, The 
University of Chicago, 1905; Acting Professor of Mathematics, 
Butler College, 1904-'09; Professor of Mathematics, ibid., 
1909-—. 



JOHN SAMUEL KEN YON, A. M., Ph. D., Demia Butler, Professor 
of English Literature. I TO Layman Avenue.) 

A. B., Hiram College, 1898; A. M., The University of Chicago, 
1903; Fellow in English, ibid., L903-'04; University Scholar, 
Harvard University, 1905'06; Thayer Scholar, ibid., 1906-'07 ; 
Teacher in public schools, Medina. ().. 1892'93 ; Teacher of 
Greek, Latin and English, West Kentucky College, 1898- ! 99; 
Professor of Greek and Hebrew, Christian University, Canton. 
Mo.. 1899-1901; Assistant in English, Harvard University, 
1905-'06; Ph. D.. ibid., DHL's: Professor of English, Butler Col- 
lege. 1906-—. 





WILLIAM CHARLES MOR.R.O, A. M., Ph. D.. Peeves Memorial 
Professor: Head of the Department of .Ministerial Education. 
A. l'»., Transylvania University, 1898; A. M., in the same, 1903; 
1!. D.. Yale University. 1904: Ph. D., Harvard University. 1906; 
Williams Fellow, Harvard. 1905-T5; Professor of Christian His- 
tory and Doctrine. College of the Bible, Lexington. Kentucky. 
DMMi-'ll; Reeves Memorial Professor and Head of the Depart- 
ment of Ministerial Education, Duller College, 1911 . 



J AMISS WILLIAM PUTNAM, A. \L. I'h. I).. Professor of Kcoiiomic« 
and Political Science. ( in South Kilter Avenue.) 

I'll. 13., Illinois College, 1804; Graduate Student, The University 

of Chicago, I80f>, and Sin <r Quarters, 1807, 1000, 1901 and 

11)03; Instructor in History and Political Science, Illinois College. 
I8!)4-'08; Assistanl Professor (in charge j of History mid ICeo- 
nomies, ibid., 1808-1003; Fellow, Cornell University, 1002-'03; A. 
.\L. ibid., 1003; Assistanl and Graduate Sin. lent. University of 
Wisconsin, 1003-'04; I h. I)., ibid., 1000; Instructor in Economics 
iiikI Sociology, Northwestern University, 1004-'06; Instructor in 
Economics, University of Missouri, I00fi-'()0; Professor of Feo- 
uomics and Political Science, Butler College, 1000 





JAMES GARFIELD RANDALL. A. .\L. Ph. I).. Acting Professor of 
History. 

A. B. Butler College, 1903; A. M., University of Chicago. 1004; 
Graduate Student, University of Chicago. 1007-'11; Instructor in 
History and Political Science. Illinois College, 1907-'08; Assistant 
in American History, University of Michigan, liins-'nti ; Fellow 
in History, University of Chicago, Summer and Fall. 1900; In- 
structor in History and Political Science. Syracuse University. 
1910-'ll; I'h. I).. University of Chicago. 1011; Acting Professor 
of History, Butler College, 1011—. 



ANNA FRANCES WEAVER, A. M., Instructor in Modem Languages. 
A. B.. Lelaml Stanford, Jr., University. 1S08; A. M., ibid., ISO!) ; 
S(n, lent. Universities of Leipzig and Zurich. 1809-'01; Fellow ami 
Instructor, Lelaml Stanford, Jr.. University, 1902- '03; Principal, 
Private School. Logansport, Inch, 1903-'06; Joint Principal, Girls' 
Classical School. I906-'10; Instructor in Modern Languages. But- 
ler College, 1010—. 







Ct)e Butler College ^tutiio 




HE atmosphere of the "Studio" has an indescribable something 
about it that is different from that of any other class room. Here 
the sociability, good fellowship and lack cf formality that prevail 
make it most attractive to the students as a place of relaxation and 
inspiration. Xor is the time taken up wholly with aesthetic art. 
but the culinary art. such as is displayed in the monthly luncheons 
and "spreads." is highly perfected. 

But for all its good times, very creditable work is done. So good, in fact, has 
the work been in design, that very honorable mention has been made of it in the 
February number of "The New York Keramic Studio." the best publicath n of its 
kind in America. Aside from this honor, nine "honorable mentions" have been 
awarded to Miss Taylor's students at the national exhibits of "Favorite" china in 
Chicago. 

The "Studio" at Butler College has helped create, as well as supply, a demand 
for specially designed and well-made pieces in ceramic work. Simplicity of form 
and design, harmony of color, and good workmanship is the key-note of the "Stu- 
dio's" success. 

Resides the work in design and china painting, excellent work is being done 
by those students taking the water color courses. 

IRIS MAXWELL. 




MYRTLE LEWELLYN TAYLOR, Instructor in Art. 

Assistant Indianapolis High School, 1893-'94; Special 
Drawing Teacher. Graded Schools, Indianapolis, 1895- 
"mi: Principal of Art Department. Greenville College, 
1897-'99: Butler College, 1900—. 







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^O you who are out in the big 
world, we, of Butler, wish 
success and all good things. 



H3ortI)tDe0tern Christian Uni^txQitr 




X 18-JJ, at ;i meeting of representatives of the Christian Church of 
Indiana, the question of establishing a college was- fir-t consid- 
ered. Finding thai the majority of the churches of the state i-ere 
in favor of the plan and willing to aid in it- execution, a charter 
was drawn up and subscriptions were taken. Bv 1852 siifficienl 
money had been raised, and a site for the new school was chosen. 
This site was in [ndianapolis, and was located along whal i- no 
College Avenue. By the spring of L855 the new building was ready for occu- 
pancy. The institution was given the name of Northwestern Christian University. 
and in two respects, especially, it was in advance of mr.sl of the institutions of 
(hat time. First, it was declared that Christianity and morality should be 
taught from the Bible itself as a part of the regular course of instructs n. hut thai 
this instruction was to he entirely non-sectarian. The other new feature was thai 
women students were to he received on exactly the same condition- as men. the 
graduation requirements were to ho the same, and the same degrees were to he con- 
ferred. This was not done at the opening of the institution, hut was introduced a 
few years later through the efforts of Miss Demia Butler, who wa> the first woman 
to graduate from the male course of the University. Northwestern Christian Uni- 
versity was. with one exception, the first institution in the country to place women 
students on an equality with the men. During the next twenty years the Univer- 
sity had five different Presidents— John Young, S. K. Hoshour, A. R. Benton, ( ). 
A. Burgess, and W. F. Black, all of whose pictures hut the last named hang now- in 
i ill- chapel. 



Ci)e College Outing tl)e Z&av 




CR1NG the years of the Civil War. the excitement that affected 
the country touched the Northwestern Christian University as 
well. Many of the students were fired with the ambition to go to 
the front. None of the faculty formed companies of students 
and went to the Held, as was the case in many colleges, hut they 
did not in any way try to prevent any student from going, and 
hade each young volunteer "God-speed" as he laid down book and 
pencil for the musket. College was unsatisfactory and unexciting. Camp Mor- 
ton was not far away from the campus, and as the boys recited their lessons they 
could hear the sound of fife and drum and the volleys from the guns. From the 
windows they could see the companies of blue-coated soldiers marching by with 
colors living, and in the deep quiet of the night they sometimes heard the tramp 
of many feet as the regiments marched away to some far-off state. 

The faculty consisted of hut four professors. A. II. Benton, in ethics and 
Greek; S. E. Hoshour, in Latin and Modern Languages: R. T. Brown, in Natural 
Sciences, and G. \X. Hoss. in Mathematics. William Thrasher came into Butler as 
professor of Mathematics in 1865. 






The student body was not large. In '60-61 there were seventy-six students; 
in '61-72, seventy-three; in '62-63, fifty-three. In 1803 there was only one grad- 
uate, H. C. Griffin. 

Manv of the most promising students had left for the battlefield, but within the 
college walls were fought miniature battles among the student sympathizers of 
both sides of the conflict. Out of six seniors of the class of '61, three enlisted. J. 
W. Daugherty. G. W. Spahr and P. J. Squire. The latter was killed at Shiloh. 
From the other classes went also Henry C. Long. John C. Duncan. L. Mothers- 
head. John I. Morris and John Denton. Chauncey Butler, now secretary of the 
college, was in '64 a prep, only fifteen years old. Nevertheless, he enlisted and 
went to the front. Ex-President Butler enlisted in February of 1862, and saw 
three years of hard military service. He was in the battles of Atlanta, Missionary 
Ridge and Lookout Mountain. 

Joseph Gordon, of the class of '63, whose picture hangs on the east wall of 
the chapel, went out with the first troops that enlisted from Indiana. It was in 
the spring of '61. The men enrolled under the first call were enlisted for a period 
of three months, and sent to Virginia. In whatever part of the state they had 
been recruited, they were brought to Indianapolis and fitted out. preparatory 
to being sent to the front. They came into town from day to day in unordered 
squads, were taken out to camp, formed into companies and regiments, uni- 
formed, furnished with arms and equipments, and after proper drill and prepara- 
tion, the well ordered columns, with knapsacks on their backs and arms at right 
shoulder-shift, marched through the streets on their way to take the train. And 
with one of these regiments marched Joseph Gordon. 

There is fun in camp; the soldier has no care; the responsibility of the future 
belongs to others. He lives from hour to hour; his wants are in some sort pro- 
vided for, and no further act of his is required. And so, song and jest and jollity 
go on. There are hard lines in camp life, discomfort, weariness and waiting, a 
dreadful monotony sometimes that grows maddening. 

So it is with soldiering, and so it is with life. Joseph Gordon learned all 
this. For a short time he lived it. It was in the mountains of Virginia, he made 
acquaintance with cold and hunger. After days of toil he found sleep sweet on 
the cold, bare ground. Thirst parched his lips, and his eye grew bloodshot with 
vigils on lonely picket station. He was grimed with the soil of earth, and coarsest 
fare furnished him nourishment. Btrt he lived the free and careless life of camps, 
and his heart swelled with pride at making part of war's pageantry. When song 
and jest went 'round, his voice piped in boyish treble among the notes that swelled 
from coarser throats. 

Put although we live regardless of the future, heedless of what the morrow 
may bring in store for us, the inevitable hour comes to meet tis. One day when 
with his comrades Joseph Gordon rushed in deadly charge across a lead-swept 
field panting, not more from physical exhaustion than from exaltation of spirit, 
joyous with the fierce joy of battle, confident, victorious; in that moment there 
came one lightning flash of agony and death claimed him. 

So he died at seventeen, and the fair promise of his life was blotted out with 
a musket shot. He died a boy, but he died with men, and his spirit goes march- 
ing on. A. F. 




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X the summer of 1875, Northwestern Christian University was re- 
moved from Indianapolis to its present site in Irvington, and two 
years later, in recognition of the gifts of Ovid Butler, the name 
of the institution was changed to Butler University. The main 
building was the only one erected at the time of the removal, the 
others being added gradually at later periods. The dormitory 
was built in 1882, and at first both boys and girls resided there. 
The observatory was added in 1889, Burgess Hall and the power house in 1890. 
the gymnasium in 1892, and the library in 1903. At this time Burgess Hall was 
known not as the science building, but as the preparatory building, for a goodly 
number of the students were in the preparatory department, and their recitations 
were held there. Prior to the erection of the gymnasium building the large 
room on the second floor of Burgess Hall, now occupied by the physic- department, 
was used for physical training. ( )n the third floor of this building, the room which 
is now the museum, was occupied by the library. In the main building the girls' 
study hall was on the first floor, the boys* room was on the south side, and the third 
floor rooms were used as club rooms by several flourishing literary societies. 






i&ecoUecttons of a jformer Student 




OME tiling's were different nineteen years ago. and some were 
alike. For instance, those were the days when the city students 
were often late, as they still are: the street cars were always to 
blame. Then the street car company was experimenting with 
divers ways of transportation (of course trying to find the best). 
First a storage battery car tried to run, but more often it was 
standing with a carload of students anywhere between Indianap- 
olis and Irvington. Then a steam dummy really did run. ami one day oil the track. 
with fatal results. 

In those days the gay and festive "Prep" was much in evidence under the 
guidance of "Dominie Wilson." But the principal of Burgess Hall was not the 
only member of the faculty who was fortunate enough to have a nickname — pri- 
vately, of course. "Uncle Billy" presided in Professor Johnson's room, scared the 
young women so that they forgot all they knew, and told funny stories in chapel — 
nearly always about his most intelligent cow. 

Then chapel was held every day. The boys sat on one side, the girls on the 
other. There was the same platform, but no green carpet, and only one of the 
"forefathers" gazed down on us from their frames. Tuesday mornings we reported 
our attendance at church and chapel. The faculty conducted the devotionals. and 
we always knew whom to expect. 

Caps and gowns were first worn \vh m the writer was a senior. His cap was 
snatched from him one day, and a vain chase across the campus did not catch the 
naughty under-graduate, though the cap was afterwards returned. 

The "Dorm" sheltered both boys and girls in those days, and it was no un- 
common thing for the fellow who was starting to see his best girl to get a bucket 
of water thrown upon him as he went downstairs. Rumor says, too, that the girls 
used to hide alarm clocks which would go off at embarrassing intervals during the 
young man's call. It is even told that in those days a certain student — whcse 
daughters are now in college — was responsible for a cow getting into the chapel, 
and he finished his college course in good standing, too. 

Class scraps were quite the proper thing, participated in by the young women 
as well as by the young men. How proud were the young women of a certain senior 
class when they appeared in chapel wearing red class hats, but pride must have 
a fall, and the hats disappeared. But revenge is sweet, and under-graduates' hats 
disappeared also, and some young ladies were hatless for several weeks, until the 
faculty stepped in and demanded that the hats be returned to both parties on a cer- 
tain day. at a certain hour. 

The' students at one of the boarding houses made up the "Spread Klub." 
Nothing need be said of the "grub" which the good woman furnished. The recol- 
lection of one of the students guarding another one with a revolver while he was 
getting coal which the landlady thought was going too fast, brings a smile. 

But the allotted space is gone, and there can be only a passing mention of Ben 
Dailey's red mittens, the filling of the president's office with hay. the painting of 
Buck's (the manager of the "dorm") white turkeys red after a great football vic- 
tory, and various other things. 

The writer had no part in any of these things, and only tells them as they were 
told to him. If he were to be a college boy again, he rather thinks that he would 
have. But he is glad for those days at Butler, and equally glad for the privilege 
of coming back through the years, and finding a college course whose ideals are 
high, and whose students were then, and are today, a fine lot of young men and 
women interested beneath their fun and prinks in the things which make for a true 
education. E. H. CLIFFORD. 



Cl)e €>lfc "Collegian' 




•" you read the story of Perseus, you will come across the adven- 
tures he had with the three Gray Sister.-. There they sat. poor 
old things, in the bleak north country, and they had only one 
eve and one tooth among them. Ami as they sal there, with the 
snow drifting over them, they sang a dismal song together: and 
the name of their song was, "Why the Old Times Were Better 
Than the New." Now. I do not think the three Gray Sisters 
were very progressive women, and I do not wish to emulate them: bill as I look- 
over those old volumes of the Butler Collegian, I am tempted to sing their favor- 
ite refrain. I suppose it is all very well to have a weekly paper, to get one's "per- 
sonals and locals" fresh from their originators every Saturday, to have all tin- 
athletics served up hot and smoking. This is the day of hustle and hurry, and one 
must be satisfied. 

Eheu, fugaces, Postume, Postume, labuntur anni. 

Yes. they have gone, these Meeting years — fifteen of them since the class of 91 
gave its last yell and reluctantly left those dear old halls, where it had been "so 
happy an' so pore" — for we were always out of money, according to the class 
treasurer. And as I look hack on those four years, no memories T have are pleas- 
anter or fuller of satisfaction than the memories of my work on the Collegian. If 
you are curious to know why I took, and still take delight in these little maga- 
zines, go up to the library some rainy afternoon and look on a shelf 'way over by 
the south wall. There they are. all hound and ready, but 1 fear few prowlers 
among the shelves, except some old fogy like me. ever finds them. 

Xow. let me acknowledge that the volumes that went before and followed my 
years on the Collegian were just as interesting to their editors, and perhaps more 
so to their readers, than were those of '95, '9fi and '97; but if one is to "reminisce." 
she must tell the things she knows. In tin se days one won his spurs before he was 
entrusted with a place on the paper: so < ne morning in the spring I was accosted 
by our handsome French professor with 'T congratulate you. You have a place 
on the Collegian." Now. this was all very pleasant, but my joy was somewhat 
tempered when I was given the "Personals and Locals." I did not live in Irving- 
ton, where personals were current, and as f< r hunting out the fugitive and elusive 
joke and deliberately putting it into cold print, I never had the heart to do it. So 
I am not surprised that my department was n< t a brilliant success. In anguish of 
spirit I used to beg the assistance of every go; d natured person that fell into my 
clutches: and every month, when the paper was due. I managed to get enough 
stuff — for that was what most of it was — into my department to pass muster with 
our severe editor-in-chief. 

But my next two years were years of genuine pleasure. I was allowed to do 
the thins: I loved best, and therefore could do best. I was made the literary editor's 



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assistant. Never was the post of editor given to me, for most excellent reasons; 
but I did have two of the most satisfactory "bosses" one could wish. Earl Ludlow 
and Thomas K. Shipp, in those days known to his friends as "Tom." and to his 
humble assistant editor as Mr. Shipp. What fun we had collecting material. How 
many alumni were pressed into service, and how kind they all were. As I look 
over these old volumes. I see many really excellent things, on all sorts of subjects, 
given us by the men and women for whom we had such admiration, for they were 
"alumni" — magic word. Dr. Brayton. always such a good friend to the college, 
contributed many articles, all of them so interesting and timely, and written in his 
clever, characteristic way. The faculty were never-failing sources < f help: for we 
had splendid men and women on the faculty: they had all traveled and studied: 
they knew things, and they were generous. 

In those days I was a sort of college poet. "In the country of the blind the 
one-eyed man is king." you know. And on a college paper there is always room 
for poetry. Many a morning has the editor come to me with a worried expression 
on his countenance and said. "Here, we must have an inch and a half of poetry 
for this page." or calmly announced that he had nothing for the front page, and 
I must "get busy." So chewing the end of my pencil and cudgeling my brains 
into a jelly-like nrnss, I would proceed to compose masterpieces between classes — 
or, if you won't tell any of my old professors, in classes. We had several poets in 
those days, whose work compares very well with the average output: indeed. I 
have seen worse verse written by grown-up people, who did not belong to the Ala- 
mo sch( ol ( f poetry, either. There was poor little Edna Arnold. She was a slen- 
der, black-eyed little thing, a girl of splendid mind and ambition. She was try- 
ing very hard to make her way through college, and she was famous as the first girl 
who ever took the theological course. I used to look at her in wonder, fcr she took 
Hebrew. Since I tried it myself and know how ugly and uninteresting a human 
language can be. I admire her still more. She had quite a talent for verses, a 
deep love for nature, and a sweet spirit. She lived only two years after leaving 
Butler, but I sometimes think, as I pass through the halls and see the old Hebrew 
room, of a brown little face and a shrinking little figure: and I wonder if I was as 
kind and as friendly to the timid little poet as I should have been. Herbert 
Bass was another bard whose work alternated witli mine and Mabel Tibbott's. 
Mabel wrote principally nature pieces, celebrating the charms of Irvington scenery. 
Herbert Bass wrote some serious verses, but his favorite pastime was dialect. My 
verses dealt witli very frivolous themes. I notice. A vein of sentimentality runs 
through them, for I find "pomes" about Grandfather's Courtship and Tennis Court- 
ing and kissing under the mistletoe, etc.. ad nauseam. One verse I wn te about a 
football player, and to my immense surprise it was published as the frontispiece 
in the Indiana Football Guide, or some such publication. It was the only time. 
before or since, that my productions were published in any periodical except the 
long-suffering Collegian. 

One could write a volume of reminiscences about dear old Professor Thrasher, 
surely one of Butler's unique characters. I lis serious aspect, his severe way of 
speaking, his fierceness, all belied by the twinkle in his eye. made him an object 
of awe and vet of fun to every timid freshman whom he frightened to death by 






his sudden swoop down upon him. As one looks over those old books, one finds 
many a laughing reference to him. In one, he i- rep< rted to have said, "Miss M.. 
if you will wake up, I "ill explain again what si horizon is." and straightway one 
remembers how Miss M. fairly shook in her boots al the sight of him. much to h 
secret amusement. In one of these numbers is published his charming paper on 
"Ugliness," one of the wittiest things ever heard from the chapel platform. And 
that was one feature of the old Collegians thai [ do regret : we have so many good 
things, talks that doubtless make lasting impressions on young lives, that ought. 
for the sake of the future yeais, to be preserved in some such enduring way. I 
only wish we had Professor Thrasher's farewell speech, one final chapel morning. 
when he began gravely, "My subject this morning is 'Tears."" Bui one cannot 
forget thai magnificent speech of President Butler, on the death of Al Sonier- 
ville, delivered impromptu, when President Butler, deeply moved by the news 
that came to him just as he came up to chapel, shook us all to our depths by his 
simple eloquence and the pathos of the occasion. It remains in the mind- ol eveiy 
student who heard it as one of the great experiences of our college day-: and 
that is published here, in the June number of '96. 

In our Senior days, the editor-in-chief, one Thomas R. Shipp. and I had a 
great deal of work- to do. We had resolved to make the Collegian better than 
ever, and we did sincerely try to make good our boast. Indeed, so constantly did 
the editorial staff have meetings, formal meetings in an empty class room, or in- 
formal ones on the chapel stairs, that one young lady from the country, who was 
quite evidently smitten with the editor's charms, came up to me one day and said. 
shyly: "Excuse me. but is Mr. Ship]) your beau?" I reassured her. informing 
her that literary labors as arduous as ours required constant attention. We had 
several students in college from strange and weird places. There was Jimmy Ste- 
vens, from P>et Bet. Victoria. Australia. As far as I have ever found. Jimmy 
Stevens was the only man who ever lived there. But he was a very pleasant fel- 
low and our loyal friend, and lie wrote us a good little paper on "Christmas in 
Australia." David Boot, a Canadian, wrote an article on "Winter Sports in Can- 
ada." giving the only understandable account I have ever found of the mysteries 
of curling. 

T remember one story that Tom Shipp wrote. It was a very pathetic thing, 
all about a young man who had left home and mother and gone far. far away. < hie 
stormy evening he came home, a penitent prodigal, and found the old church 
lighted up. He entered, to find that the wedding of his old sweetheart was in 
progress. So he went out into the cold night < nee more, without even going home 
to see his mother, ungrateful wretch that he was. We both thought this was a 
good story, but when we got the proof , we had many a good laugh. The proof 
reader was an irreverent person, and had made comments on the tale as he went 
on. When the author, in a burst of pathos wrote. "He stood up in his excitement, 
every line of his thin figure sbowing through his rain-soaked coat. the pro it 
reader added on the margin, "What was the matter: had he forgotten his corset '." 
We decided not to publish it. after all. but found we needed it to till up. as usual. 
Once, when I was studying Modern Greek, I wrote a little article on Modern 
Greek poetry for the paper. It was all about the poets, whose awful names had 



not struck me so forcibly when T was reading them. Papadiamantopoulos and 
Constantinides and Paparhegopoulcs and a dozen others as bad. Once when I 
mentioned Themistocles, the proof reader wrote, "What's the matter with this 
name, several syllables evidently left out. We have had to suspend work on this 
until we get more type, as we have used all we had." 

Well, it was great fun. and a delightful experience, one that I should not 
have foregone for a great deal. As I look at these books, I am not ashamed of the 
work we did. 1 have seen recently a lady whose taste in literature is markedly 
good, and who is widely read, poring — that's the word — over them, and she said : 
"Indeed, there's a lot of good material there, much of lasting interest, much that is 
not merely local, but can be read and enjoyed by anyone." And so. when you are 
up at the library some rainy afternoon, won't you take down one of these volumes, 
and read it for the sake of auld lang syne, for the sake of one of the three Gray 
Sisters, who sighs over the loved-and-lost-literary-college-paper, and sings a dole- 
ful little song called. "Why the Old Times Were Better Than the New?" 1 

JESSIE L. C. BROWN, '97. 



Customs and happenings of a jformer £Dap 




MONO the old customs of the college which have now passed away 
was the observance of Arbor Day. We have just a remnant of this 
one-time important celebration in the planting of the ivy by the 
Seniors on Class Day. The custom was for each class and the fac- 
ulty to plant a tree or vine each year and programs, including 
speeches and songs, were arranged to accompany the planting. If 
any of the students have ever seen a picture of the campus as it 
looked twenty-five years ago. they will realize the value of this old custom. The 
northern and eastern sides of the grounds, which are now so well wooded, were 
then treeless, and the only break- in the field-like expanse was the whitewashed 
fence which enclosed the campus on the Butler avenue side. Of course, not all the 
trees which were planted grew. One year the faculty did not choose a very favor- 
able spot for their tree, and one of the professors, who was either a prophet or 
knew more about planting trees than the others, remarked. "You might just as 
well plant that tree in the middle of the road and water it with Pond's Extract. It 
will never grow there." That tree did not survive. 

The class organization meant much more formerly than it does at present. Each 
class selected its colors, song and yell in the Freshman year, and often while still 
in the Preparatory Department, That was the day of the class scrap. When one 
class came out wearing their colors, the chief object of the other classes was to 
snatch them from the owners, and il was not the hoys alone who indulged in this. 
These rushes often became miniature riots, which were ended only by some athletic 
member of the faculty separating the scrappers by force. Another custom was the 
painting of class numerals on various parts of the buildings and keeping other 
classes from removing them or putting on their own. The favorite place for this^ 
was the tower on the main building. On a dark night some daring youths, at the 



fisl< of their necks, would climb up there and decorate the place with numeral 
and colors. The nexl nighl a group from another class would attempt the same 
feat, and unless ilif first class had a strong band of watchers there, new numerals 

mid colors would be seen the nexl day. 

One year a military corps was organized under the leadership of Colonel \><- 
Frees, and was known as the Butler Cadets. The blue uniforms with the black 
braid trimming was quite becoming, and as they drilled on the campus the win- 
dows of the dormitory were filled with admiring "coeds." Bui whether the Butler 
boys lacked sufficient military ardor, or for some olher unknown cause, the cadel 
corps did not exist very long. 

A favorite pastime of the city girls who stayed out for lunch was picnicing out 
under the trees in pleasant weather, where they were entertained by the town "her- 
mit," who lived in a dugoul along the railroad, just below Emerson avenue. His 
two chief occupations were working on a perpetual motion machine and playing 
the violin. lie would come over to the campus during the noon hour ami play the 
old-time favorites, such as the "Arkansas Traveler," for the entertainment of the 
girls, who rewarded him with part of their lunch. 

In 1896, a novel method of paying off election bets was adopted, and was one 
that afforded the townspeople a good deal of amusement. The McKinley men. 
dressed in all sorts of ridiculous costumes and armed with bells, horns and flags, 
met at a place previously agreed upon, and soon the Bryan men arrived with wheel- 
barrows, borrowed for the occasion. Then the parade around town began, the win- 
ners seated in the conveyances, and the losers furnishing the motive power. The 
riders made good use of their horns and bells and everyone flocked to the windows 
to learn the cause of the commotion. M. M. K. 



Ct)e ^mtoersttp of SnDtanapolts 




X the year 1894, the name of Butler University was changed to But- 
ler College, and the institution was affiliated with the Medical, Den- 
tal, and Law Schools in the city to form the University of Indian- 
apolis. This affiliation was not a mere name then, for the students 
of all the different schools united in the various school enterprises. 
Thus the Collegian was changed from a monthly to a weekly paper. 
and the name was changed to the University Brief. In this paper, 
were items of interest to all and also a column of locals from each school. The ath- 
letic teams were composed of students from all the schools, and there were also 
University Glee and Mandolin Clubs. The University color was royal purple and 
the most popular song was "Vive la 'Varsity," sung to the tune of "Vive la Com- 
pagnie." Another well-known song was "The Flag of the U. of I." There were 
also numerous University yells. The schools in the city sent out large delegations 
to mass meetings and athletic rallies, and much enthusiasm was aroused. The 
diplomas were given out in the name of the University of Indianapolis and not 
Butler College. Several years later the enthusiasm began to wane and finally in 
1905, the diplomas were issued under the name of Butler College, and have so 
continued until the present, although the affiliation with the other schools has 
never been officially broken. Let us hope that in the future the union may again 
become a real thing and the University of Indianapolis become an institution of 
which the city and state will be proud. 










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Bill 







2i %Wla8f)imttm'£ Btrtljtiap Celebration 

AKLY in February, during the first year of the existence of the 
University of Indianapolis, a mass meeting was held in the Butler 
chapel to plan for a big celebration on Washington's birthday. 
The object was to get the students of the different schools better ac- 
quainted, and thus form a closer union between the schools. The 
Medical. Dental and Law Schools sent out large delegations in spe- 
cial cars and the chapel was filled with a crowd of enthusiastic 
youths. In the intervals between songs and yells, plans were made for a celebra- 
tion which would make the citizens of Indianapolis aware of the fact that there 
was a University in their midst. The "coeds." for once considerably in the minor- 
ity, did their part in the cheering, and even the faculty was aroused by the mani- 
festation of school spirit to such an extent that to the great delight of the audi- 
ence, they gave by themselves the well-known — 

"Whoopi ! Karipi ! Karap ! 

The Sacred Tribes of Indianap ! 

Medico, Dentico, Butler, Law! 

U. of L. U. of L! Rah! Rah! Rah!" 



The twenty-second came, bringing ideal weather. Down town the streets were 
hung with Hags and banners of royal purple, and crowds awaited the parade, the 
first feature of the day. The line of march included the principal streets and 
ended at Tomlinson Hall. A band headed the parade, and just behind them 
inarched the University men in perfect step. Xext came a long line of carriages, 
in which the young ladies and the dignitaries of the schools rode in state. When 
the procession reached the hall, the men formed a long double line, through which 
the carriages passed. The crowd then entered the hall, which was also hung with 
Hags and purple banners. After a program, which included a speech by the Hon. 
Addison C. Harris, the chairs on the main floor were pushed aside and dancing 
closed the program of the afternoon. In the evening the students went in a body 
to attend a special performance at one of the theaters, and thus ended a celebra- 
tion so successful and enjoyable that it was repeated for several years. 

CHARLES L. MORGAN. 




In a campus set with elm trees, 

A classic college stands; 
In llie golden autumn weather. 

Students coiiic in happy bands, 
Glad to see that once more o'er them. 

There floats that banner bright, 
Which has ever stood for honor. 

Tis the Butler Blue and White. 

And at last when we have wandered 

Far away from Butler's halls; 
"M< ng the pictures of our memory, 

We will see her ivied walls. 
As alumni, we will travel 

Back again to greet the sight 
Of our dear old Alma Mater, 

And the Butler Blue and AVhite. 



-Martha Kikcaid. 






Ci)e Hcgend of t\)t Bell 




T was a clear, cold evening in early winter. The crimson sunset 
gave a ruddy glow to the season's first light fall of snow, while 
above the distant mass of trees, the college tower rose in black 
outline against the vivid sky. Laddie was coasting down the walk 
on his new red sled, when he heard the distant ringing of a bell. 
Again came the sound, far away, but clear. "What is it?" thought 
the boy. "I never heard a boll like that before. I'll go ask 
grandpa." He ran up the steps and into the firelit room where the 
(Id. white-haired man was sitting. "Grandpa. I heard a bell just now. It sounded 
very far away. What do you suppose it was?" 

"It must he the old college bell." said grandpa. 

"Why. it hasn't a bell, grandpa." 

"Well, once a long time ago" — and Laddie climbed into grandpa's lap. for he 
knew that meant a story. 

"Once, a long time ago. Butler College had a big bell which hung in the tower 
that you can see above the tree-tops. On an early autumn morning, laughing 
groups of young folks would fill the shady streets, and soon the first clear notes of 
the big bell would ring out to say to everyone that college had begun. And every 
morning at eight o'clock, the bell rang again to call the students to their classes. 
Then the younger children said. "There's the college bell! We must get ready for 
school/' And mother would see if the clock was right, for all Irvington clocks 
were set by the bell. And on throughout the day it rang, as each new hour began. 

"Then in frosty evenings, when bio- athletic rallys were held around a blazing 
bonfire to urge the team on to victory in the coining game with a rival school, the 
voice of the bell would join the stirring songs and loud Eah ! Eah's ! which rose in 
praise of good old Butler. And how it pealed when that victory was won. and its 
great tongue spread the glad news to all the country 'round about. 

"And on through the year, it rang each day for class hour and for victory, un- 
til the commencement time. On this last great day. there mingled with the bell's 
glad tones a note of sadness, for today the students in cap and gown would bid 
farewell to dear old Butler. 

"And thus the bell rang for many years until, one day. a rival team came to 
play an important game. The Butler b< ys played hard and fast, and when evening- 
came, the victory was theirs. With shouts of joy. they climbed to the belfry and 
loudly they rang the bell. Suddenly the ringing ceased, and a deafening crash was 
heard. The bell had slipped from its fastenings, and down, down it fell through 
the belfry floor to the chapel below. When the dust had cleared away, the great 
bell was found cracked and voiceless frrever more. 

''How strange the silence seemed, as each hour passed and no bell tones were 
heard. The rest of the year seemed like a strange and silent dream, and the old 
students, returning at commencement, felt that a dear old friend had gone. Fall 
came and the students returned again, but the bell was not there to greet them. 
The athletic rallys languished and the team did not play with the old time spirit. 
But one day. near the end of the season, a victory was won. "Let's ring the bell?" 
was the boys' first thought, and then they realized that the bell was gone. But in 
the moment's hush there came through the evening air the sound of a bell ringing 
in clear and joyous tones and yet as if it were far. far away. The bell was ringing 
again for the victory of Butler. 

"And now sometimes at sunset, there comes again that distant ringing, and the 
townspeople, listening, say. "Butler has won a victory today." 

Martha Kincaid. 



Cl)e "C^ero' ant) ttje Cotu 




HE short October day had drawn to a close. The college campus 
had Long been deserted, and the thoughtless youth who had last 
slammed the heavy door of the college building behind him should 
have been asleep. 

Joshua Briggs, famialiarly known as the "Hero of Chica- 
mauga," but officially as the "police force of the town of Erving- 
ton," was making his first round of inspection before betaking 
himself to the railroad station where he was wont to beguile the time with tales of 
gory warfare and to receive with ill-concealed pleasure the administration of his 
companions seated around the drum stove. He was an oldish man with bushy 
white chin whiskers and quite self important. He gazed upon the shadowy group 
of buildings which loomed up out of the trees, and decided not to venture into the 
darkness. 

"There's nothin' stirrin'," he muttered to himself as if to quiet a prick of con- 
science. And within twenty minutes he was at the station, telling loudly how very 
greatly the Butler men feared him. 

But the "Hero* 1 deceived himself. He was no sooner well out of the neighbor- 
hood than there was an unusual amount of activity at the rear of the Science Hall. 
A small company of the reckless had been mustered and was holding a council. 
"Every Prof, keeps a cow!" sang out someone as if that in itself solved a problem 
under consideration. This was greeted with a storm of supressed laughter. Then 
the company moved double quick to the east. There was no hesitancy in their 
inarch; they knew what they wanted, and they knew where to find it. And so after 
a few minutes' trespassing on rear lawns the crowd halted before a barn and made 
an attack upon its most vulnerable spot, the sliding door. A quick wrench removed 
the staple pin, a vigorous shove, and the door creaked open. Half the force entered 
the remainder stood on guard outside. 

Thos within had no easy task. One youth declared, "he knew how to drive a 
horse, but he'd be jiggedy -bummed if he knew how to make a cow face about when 
she wanted to sleep." Which exclamation elicited various suggestions. The one 
which met general approval was that the whole force should put their shoulder^ to 
the brute and push him out by main strength. This maneuver was attempted. 
And the terrified cow scuttled out of the open door, to freedom. 

There was a horrified pause; then the scared youths gave chase. Splashing 
through mudholes, dodging fences, and trampling down shrubbery — the frightened 
animal kept on in her attempt to escape from her pursuers. Half the crowd no 
sooner freed themselves from the clutches of a barbed wire fence than thev found 
themselves tangled up in some one's clothesline. One youth made a lasso of the 
rope, and waving it above his head, led the pursuit in cow-boy fashion. Quite acci- 
dentally the noose fell about the cow's horns and she was soon made prisoner. 

The capture was made within sight of the college building. Soon the cow was 
led up to the front door and an attempt made to coax her to enter. This she tried 









to do sidewise. The boys thought they had met with every possible difficulty, but 
to add to their troubles the animal began a series of mournful "moos." After 
much persuasion she consented to enter the hall, and guided from the front by 
means of the rope and from the rear by means of her tail, she was taken to the top 
floor. 

The chapel was warmer and somewhat lighter than the hall. By the light of 
flickering matches the boys tied the cow securely to the piano and then the whole 
company clattered heedlessly down the stairs, and out of the building. 

A few minutes later the "Hero*" passed by on his last round and glanced, as 
was his custom, into the shadows of the campus. "I'd a sworn I heard a cow. 
That's funny! But lawzy, there can't be no cow over there. I keep too good 
watch for that." So satisfied, he completed his rounds and went home. 

But next day all Irvington was talking of the cow in the college chapel. 

Charles L. Morgan. 



<tti j&b^pB* 



£>ome passing Jamaica Beliefs 



Before the Mayflower landed in Plymouth harbor, or tin- John Smith rrolony 
was formed in Virginia, ghosts, or "duppies" were considered old settlers of Ja- 
maica. They then used to serve as company, guide, and protector, or scourge and 
avenger (<> the nai ives. 

The creator of man was considered to be a spider, bul the principal avenging 
God was Ju-ju, a great gianl ghost, and to him the bad spirits of the dead were 
supposed to go, joining in his host, ami becoming added ghosts. Every man was be- 
lieved to possess two spirits, a good and a had one. The bad one went to Ju-ju. and 
the good one flew to some large tree where after nine days, it departed for some un- 
known, mysterious, happy beyond. 

The native who had the greatest number of dead relatives or friends, had tin- 
largest company of guardian ghosts, whose business it was to watch over him dur- 
ing the dark- and keep enemies away. 

If a man's wife died, he dared not marry a second till he had bllill a pile of 
stcnes on the grave of the deceased, and this could not lie done till eighteen month- 
after the burial. The purpose was to prevent the spirit from getting out of the 
grave, since it would torture or strangle the second wife. 

On every baby, some object, usually in the form of a cross, was kept. This was 
to prevent the hand of some old dead grandmother from coming to take it away, 
since spirits are fond of babies. 

Several times have old white-haired Jamaican patriarchs pointed out to the 
writer a tomb in which, they said, a notoriously bad man once was buried. They 
solemnly told of how. on the afternoon following the burial, they had heard a wierd 
howling at the grave, and how a hand of investigators had found the grave burst 
open and beside it the torn up coffin. This was the handiwork of avenging spirit-. 
Such evil spirits or "duppies" are said to assume the form of what is called a roll- 
ing calf, or some other creature of the imagination, with curled tail, eyes of fire, 
and a long clanking chain around its neck. These rolling calves Hew like the wind 
over the mountains and meadows, and woe to the poor unfortunate person that hap- 
pened to lie in their wake. During the Christmas season, they turn into whoop- 
ing boys, yelling the Indian war whoop all night in the deep, solitary gorges, where 
nothing but the toad and the owl live, and from where the vibrating echoes re- 
sound from mountain cliff to mountain cliff. Then through fear, the very latch- 
holes of the natives' huts were corked and no one dared to speak save in a low and 
trembling whisper, 

A Jamaican of Butler College. 






flUJortl) 



If the work of a man is meetly wrought, 
His body, his life, and his soul are naught. 

A man there lived, and the world grew young 

Under the spell of his magic tongue. 

And his words were gems that glittered and shown, 

But his heart dwelt ever alone, alone. 

And the ways of his life were all the ways 

That the world condemns; so it would not praise 

The song that led it back to youth. 

But now it shall listen and hear the truth : 

If the work of a man is meetly wrought, 
His body, his life, and his soul are naught. 

— E. M. E. 




CLASSES 



•Vf 




CJjr Mentor Class 




SCHORTEMEIER, FRED. ATA. 

Debating Team. '09-12; Representative State 
Oratorical Contests, '11, '12; First place in 
State Oratorical Contests, Miami, '11; Editor 
Freshman. Sophomore. Junior Editions of 
Collegian; Assistant Editor Collegian. '10-11: 
Editor-in-Chief. '11-12: Y. M. C. A.. See'y, 
'09-10; Pres., '10-11; Pres. Oratorical Asso- 
ciations. '09-10: Manager Football Team. 
'10-11; Chairman Students' Examination 
Committee. '11, '12; Pres. Press Club. '11: 
(lass Pres., '12; Tan Kappa Alpha: Senior 
Scholarship, '11-12. 

His "love is like a reel, red rose," and 
surely twenty American beauties aren't too 
good for "Some One." 



BROWDER, U.I FFORD II. 

Debating Team, '08-12; ('apt., '12; Baseball, '09-12; 
Assistant in Biology, '09-12; Oratorical Associations, 
Treas., '09-10; Vice-Pres., '10-11; Pres., '11-12; Busi- 
ness Manager Collegian, '11-12; Tau Kappa Alpha. 
One is frequently caughi unawares in the whirl 
pool of sudden overflows of his oratory and then woe 
hi the erring professor that called on him to demon 
strate. He lias been known to go to sleep while on 
duty, even in recitations of his beloved logic. 




MeCORD, MARY ELIZABETH 

V. \Y. C. A. (Cabinet, '(IS-(H>) Honor Roll Student 
Committee Lotus Club. 

She is quite a mathematical wonder, and while 
young had solved the problem of squaring the circle. 




DUVALL, SLYVESTER 

V. M. C. A. Chemistry Club; Orchestra. 

He certainly knows how to "fiddle on a violin' 
and we just can't keep our feet still when he begins 




BACHMAN, IRMA 

Y. W. ('. A. Lotus (lnh. 

Irma is quite a shark in her studies, especially 
German, but after she graduates she will settle down 
"mid niaehen Deutsche Kuchen" from Bachman's 
Hour. 








LLOYD, ALLEN 

Chemistry Club; Chemistry Assistant. 

He has spent his four years storing up vast oceans 
of facts dealing with chemistry. He has very good 
taste and likes Hazel (s) eyes. 



MARTIN, EMMA CATHERINE. KKI\ 

Philo, Lotus Club, Executive Staff, '09-10; Student 
Committee Y. W. C. A. (Cabinet) '08-09, '09-10, 
'11-12; Vaudeville, '08-09; Dormitory House Pres., 
'12. 

Kate is a good friend of everybody and is always 
"just the same." We wonder how the college will 
get along without her but know she will be a success 
wherever she is. 




REIDENBACH, CLARENCE. ATA. 

Y. M. C. A., Pres., '11-12; Sandwich Club Tau Kappa 
Alpha; Base Ball, '09-12; Capt.. '10. '11. '12. 
General Manager Athletics, '11-12; Philo Pres., '11; 
Debating Team, '10-11; Capt., '11; Manager Basket- 
ball, '10-11; Pres. Oratorical Association, '10-11: 
Honor Roll; Vaudeville. '10. '11. 

He has an avidity for work that he bites off 
large chunks of it and keeps the faculty working 
overtime hunting new subjects for him to take. 




MeCORD, ADILDA 

Y. W. C. A. (Cabinet) '09-10, '10-11 Lotus Club. 

She has the record of never having voluntarily 
cut a class during her whole college experience. 



FERN, GILBERT 

Y. M. C. A. 

lie prepared for his desceni on Butler at Fransy 
loania. Il<' lakes greal pleasure in pointing out 1 1n 
victories of Butler to his better half. 




STILZ, MARY. IIB'k 

Y. W. C. A. Lotus Club. Lotus Club Play. Class 
Vice-Pres., '09-10. 

She spends all her leisure hours at Benedicts 
learning how to keep glasses from spilling. 




MARSH, CHESTER 

Y. M. C. A. Philo Dramatic Club; Foot Ball, '07-11; 
Basketball, '10. 

Just ask him; he can tell you all about Lenisey. 
He came here in the "Dark Ages'' and says he can 
remember some of the senior girls when they wore 
their hair in pigtails. 




AVERS. VIDA 



Philo; Lotus Club: Y. \Y. C. A. (Cabinet) Pies.. 
'10-11; Vice-Pres. Junior Class; Collegian Staff: 
College Choir. 

The girl who can do anything, tries to do every- 
thing and generally gets away with it. 




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Chemistry Club. 

Mr "prepared" 
institution in its 
Butler. 



at Franklin, thereby placing that 
proper place with reference to 



HUBBARD, MARGUERITE. KK1\ 

Lotus Club; Y. W. C. A.; Program Committee; 
Dramatic Club; Chairman Class Day Committee. 

Marguerite came to us from Wisconsin and 
shows her good judgment by staying. After she 
graduates she intends to teach in the wild and wooly 
West, unless — 




MOFFETT, LEE. <I>A9. 

Collegian Staff, '08-12; Assistant Football Manager. 
'09-10; Manager Drift, '11; Manager Junior and 
Senior Vaudevilles. 

"Muggsy" has established the reputation around 
school of being a hard worker and also lias thai 
something about him which attracts the ladies. 



REED, HELEN MARIE. KAB. 

Y. W. ('. A.; Lotus Club, Vice-Pres., '09-10; Class 
Vice-Pres.. '09-10: Class Secy., '08-09; Dramatic 
Club; Vaudeville, 'OS, '09; Drift Staff, '10; Editor 
Drift, '11; Collegian Stall'. '11; Chairman Factory 
Social Committee; Student Council: Dormitory 
House Pres., '11. 

"Here she conic — there she goes." 
Whether work or whether play 
Thus she wears her life away. 



MARTIN, MAUD. IIIM>. 

Y. W. ('. A.; Lotus Club Quartette; Chairman Doll 
Fair. 

Another one of our fair co-eds thai has decidul 
on Butler in preference to Western. Her coHeye 
education no doubl will be a great aid to the "Davn 
( Via I and I <•<• ( lompany." 




SEWAHD, ME LISA BELL 

Y. W. C. A. (Cabinet) '10-11; Treas., '11-12; Philo; 
Lotus Club; Sec, '10-11; Pres., '11-12; Class Vice- 
Pres., '11-1-2; Collegian Staff. '11-12; Chemistry Club. 

She is a bard worker and lias leaped along about 
everything in Butler. In spite of her greai interesl 
here the little birds say that her heart is in Illinois 
University. 




CLIFFORD, JEANETTE 

Y. W. C. A. (Cabinet) ; Philo; Class See'v., 'loll: 
Lotus Club; Collegian Staff. '11-12; Student Com- 
mittee; Pres. Student Volunteer Band: Class 
Prophet. 

She has shown her ability as an actress and is 
undecided whether to go on the stage or teach the 
heathen in darkest Africa. 




GANT, MABEL BANKS. KKT 
Y. \Y. C. A.; Lotus Club: 



I'bil 



Mable tried two years at Western College and 
two terms at Indiana, but finds the campustry course 
to be the best at Butler. She has hunted all over 
Indianapolis and Greenfield for "Tulip Salve." 








CLARK, IRA 

Y. M. C. A. 

He should have lived in the days of chivalry, so 
thoroughly does he enjoy the presence of the ladies. 



WELLING, CORINNE 

Y. W. C. A. Lotus Club, English Instructor '10, 11. 12. 

She has the distinction of being an instructor, but 
she does not have the customary "superior air." 
Sln> is very precise but unite lovely and appreciates 
a good joke. 



LOGAN, LEON. <M9. 

Philo, Pres., '12; Chemistry Club. Pres.. '09-12; 
Chemistry Assistant, Student Committee; Baseball, 
•1(1. 11: Basket Ball, '10; Football, '11; Class Treas., 
'10-1 1 ; Drift Stair. '1 1 : Manager Base Ball Team. '12. 

He began life with a smile and to our present 
knowledge he has since continued to wear this pleas- 
ing expression. He is quite a chemist, for he has 
rolled pills and handled a pestle since early boy- 
hood da vs. 




PAVEY, MARY CHRISTINE 

Y. W. C. A. (Cabinet) '10-11; Pres., '11-12: Philo, 
Lotus Club, Collegian Staff, Assistant English In- 
structor, '11-12. 

.Mary is noted around school for her good dis- 
position and for her hue recitations. She has taken 
everything that the catalogue offers and will teach 
sel I where she has had some experience. 



NKI.SON, \\ II.I.IAM VERNKR 

Y, M. C, A. (Cabinet); Vice-Pres. Sandwich Club. 
'10-12; Business Manager Senior Vaudeville; Chair- 
man Mission Study Committee; Chairman Church 
( lommittee. 

lie is quite a versatile man, luring managed a 
vaudeville and preaches two sermons every Sunday, 
y. \Y. C. A.; Lotus Club. 




BOND, LORA MAE 

"Of manner gentle, meek and mild," she tends 
strictly to her own business and sets a good example. 




BEBOUT, HARTER 

V. M. C. A; Philo; Chemistry Club. 

lie has had a varied career, having gone to school 

in Kushville. Manual Training, Purdue and Butler. 
We expect to see his name among the list of great 
chemists. 




EMPSON, MATT1E. IIB*. 

Philo; Lotus Club Treas., '10-11; Vice-Pres., 
'11-12; Y. W. C. A. Secy, '09-10: Drift Staff, '11; 
Chairman Junior Prom., '11; Student Committee. 

Mattie has a great love for shopping and takes 
advantage of being in Indianapolis by hustling up 
all of the bargains. 




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N Tuesday evening, November 28th, the Senior vaudeville played 
to one of the largest audiences ever collected in the chapel. The ap- 
plause was hearty and frequent throughout the evening, and every 
cue was agreed that the production was a distinct success. 

The Lotus Quartette opened the bill with a group of tuneful 
songs and was followed by YVillard Hutchings in a pantomimic 
act. well presented. RigSchoheld appeared in a black-face mono- 
log, telling some good stories in a professional manner. Motf'ett and Ragsdale. 
with their sidewalk turn, were one of the chief laugh producers. Peggy Pettijohn 
made the big hit of the evening with her fancy dancing and comic songs. John 
Stephenson amused the audience with his lightning cartoon work and his clown- 
like antics. The bill was closed with a minstrel show. 

Lee Motfett was the producer and stage director, and Verner Xelson had 
charge of the business management. 










Cijc Sutler Collegian 



Published Every Saturday Morning by the Students of 
Butler College. 

F. E. Schortemeier ------- - Editor-in-chief 

Clifford H. Browder -------- Business Manager 

STAFF 
F. E. Schortemeier ------------ Editorials 

Robert Armstrong. Roderick MacLeod, Laznre 

Goodman ---------- Assignments 

Charles Gordon - - Baseball 

Everts Johns ------------- Track Team 

C. D. Turner ------ Y. M. C. A. 

Miss Melissa Seward Y. W. C. A. 

Miss Mary Ravey - - - - - - - Fhilokurian Society 

Allen Lloyd -------- Chemistry Club 

Francis Williams ---------- Sandwich Club 

Miss Yida Ayres - - - Lotus Club 

John Stephenson ----- Art 

Will Doeppers - .-___.---- Faculty 

Lee Motf'ett. Murray Mathews. Dan Mullane- - Fraternities 

Mi^s Mabel Felt. Mis^ Mary Bragg, Miss Xetta 

Browning --_*-- .._... Sororities 





The Junior Class is a singular organization of 
remarkably elastic dimensions. We are known on 
the statute hooks as a tolerably large class, but 
when necessity requires the assessment of mem- 
bers of the class, it is surprising to see how small 
a body it can become. The officers, however, make 
it a point to appear whenever a class meeting is 
••ailed, and wee to the runaway Junior who lurks 
in a dark corner hoping to escape the tedium of 
attendance. He is sure to be pounced upon by one 
of the efficers and dragged away to Professor 
Kenyon's r< om. These doughty officers range as 
follows : 

President Murray Mathews 

Vice-President Mary Bragg 

Secretary Cleo Miuik.w 

Treasurer cri.u:\ Thomas 



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The Junior Class held its fourth an- 
nual dance January 27th at the Woodruff 
Place club-house. The hall was decorated 
artistically in holly-hocks and lattice- 
work. The lights were festooned with 
smilax and greenery. Dainty programs 
of leather with the number "13" upon the 
front were given out to the fifty couples 
in attendaiice. The grand march was led 
by the president of the class, Murray Mat- 
thews and Secretary Mary Bragg. Com- 
mittee in charge consisted of Mary Bragg, 
chairman ; Hazel YanWie, Joe Mullane, 
Cullen Thomas and Cleo Millikan. Pro- 
fessor and Mrs. James Brown were chap- 
erons for the evening:. 



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Edith M. Evans 



John Stephenson 



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Edith M. Evans Editor-in-Chief 

Murray Mathews Business Manager 

John Stephenson Art Editor 

Assistant: Beth Ban. 

Martha Kincaid Literary Editor 

Assistant - : 
Agnes Eort Charles L. Morgan 

Ethel Bennett Organizations 

Assistants: 
Hally Burkhardt Joe Mullane Cleo Millikan 

Mary Bragg Jokes 

Assistants : 
Lee Moffett Claude Hasselman Herbert Hyman 

Cullen Thomas Athletics 

Assistants: 
Mayne Parker Everts Johns 

Dodo Paddack / r , ,,.,.„„ t . t- ,„ + , 

TT TT „, [■ C ui rent Events 

Hazel \ an W ie 







Cl)c £>opl)omorc0 anti jfresljmen 



The Sophomore class is an energetic if somewhat obscure, body. Their offi- 
cial presence amongst us has been characterized by that quiet absorption of learn- 
ing so characteristic of Sophomore classes in general, and which has indeed, given 
them their name — Sophomore; all knowing. The officers of (his learned society 
a re : 

President John Stephenson 

Vice-President Mary Fleming 

Secretary Ruth Lonoley 

Treasurer Ki> Lewis 



"Don't give up the ship." Occasionally smart people come from the Freshmen 
class, and the smarter they are the quicker they come. The transformation of the 
average bone-headed Freshman, with an 8 x 10 appreciation of his 2 x 4 intellect. 
into a polished Senior capable of cracking the toughest logarithm in captivity en 
the bean for a knockout, is nothing short of a miracle. An optimist is a man who 
can look on the average Freshman and say: "There is yet hope." Still it must be 
admitted that our most famous college graduates have at some time in their career 
passed through the freshman or caterpillar stage of development. But they prefer 
to forget it. 

Our Freshmen are about to quit this uncomfortable stage of existence and be- 
come full-fledged Sophomores, ready to make life miserable for the next batch. 
They have already distinguished themselves in foot ball, winning a signal victory 
over their rivals, the Sophomores in a hotly contested game. Their officers are: 

President Reed Sprague 

Vice-President Inez Johnson 

Secretary Tom Richardson 



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goung Somen's Cftn^ttan association 

The past year lias been the most prosperous in the history of the Butler Col- 
lege Young Women's Christian Association. There has been a decided increase in 
both membership, interest, and various activities. All meetings have been unusu- 
ally interesting and have been well attended. In addition to the responsibility 
toward all the girls of the college, an active interest has been taken in the Christa- 
more Settlement, the members of the association having bad charge of sewing and 
gymnasium classes, and also of the children during the hour of the mothers' meet- 
ings, on Thursdav afternoons. The various girls dressed ninety dolls previous to 
the holidays, and following an exhibit these were presented to the settlement. _ A 
committee has had charge of the noon meetings at the Bsmis bag factory the third 
Thursday of each month. The social side of the Association has not been neglected. 
In addition to the usual reception of the fall term most enjoyable spreads have 
been held at the residence, during the year, under the auspices of the Young 
Women's Christian Association. The largest mission class in the world was con- 
ducted by Professor C. T. Paul during the fall and winter term, and Butler College 
furnished the largest number of delegates to the first State Conference of Student 

Volunteers. March 9, 101 -2. 

MEMBERS CABINET. 



Mary Pavey 
Edith Habbee 
Ellen Graham 
Jane Brewer 
Catherine Martin 
Ruth Barr 
Frank Brown 



Melissa Seward 
Ethel Bennett 
Lucy Hughes 
Verna Sweetman 
Gwynneth Harry 
Ethel DeVaney 
Adilda McCord 




goung ^etfs Cftrattan 3lssociatton 

The Y. M. C. A. stands in Butler College as sort of an equilibrium among the 
men of the college, having in its embrace representatives from every scoeial faction, 
every branch of college activities and from none. Its purpose is to promote a 
spiritual atmosphere and to interest young men in practical moral and religious 
problems. The field of the Y. M. C. A. is primarily the college, but social settle- 
ment work and teaching foreigners in Indianapolis, and enlisting students for for- 
eign missionary service receive their share of attention. 



MEMBERS OF CABINET 



Ray Jones 
Carl Means 
Carl Turner 
Harry Lett 



Ferris Stevens 
Elmo Hiahani 
E. C. Coldwell 
Daniel Hasting 



Cl)t ]dl)tlofturicin £)Ocfetp 



The Philokurian Literary Society was organized in 1870 at the Northwestern 
Christian University. Meetings are held cadi week at which varied literary pro- 
grams are given. The annual Alumni banquet is one of the commencement func- 
tions. 



MEMBERS 



Robert Arnrstrong 
William Barbee 
Robert Buck 
Clarence Burkhardt 
Elton (lark 
Forest Fiers 
Elmo Higliam 
Fred Jacobs 
Ray Jones 
Harry Lett 
Grover Little 
Leon Logan 
Ethel Bennett 
Jane Brewer 
Muriel Brow n 
Jeanette Clifford 
Ruth Cunningham 
Louise Choate 
Rose Diekerson 
Mattie Empson 
Haidee Forsvthe 



May Marlett 
( hester Marsh 
Roderick MacLeod 
Carl Means 
Kay O'Haver 
Elmer Oldham 
Clarence Riedenbach 
[high Shields 
Winfield Stermont 
Ferris Stevens 
Daniel Mullane 
Carl Turner 
Catherine Martin 
Clarissa McCullougli 
Mary Pavey 
Ina Purse! 
Melissa Seward 
Hazel Shelbj 
Verna Sweet man 
Beth Wilson 
Rubv Winders 













Zl)t ftanDtmcl) Club 



The Sandwich Club consists of students who are interested in. and who are 
preparing themselves for. moral and religious work, Since its organization in 1904 
the club has grown in numbers and in influence. At present it is a well-organized 
body of thirty-five young men. Regular meetings are held on the second and 
fourth Fridays of each month of the school year. At these meetings a lunch of 
such a character as to give the club its name, is served. The program generally 
consists of a paper, which is read by a visiter, and which deals with some phase of 
church activity. 



THE SANDWICH CLUB. 



ImciI Jacobs 
Elmo B. Higliam 
Elvin Daniels 
Frank E. Davison 
Ray V. Jones 
Daniel Hastings 
Andrew Leiteh 
Roderick A. MacLeod 
( ihester Marsh 
\Y. V. Nelson 
C. \V. Parks 
Clarence Reidenbaeh 
Hugh Shields 



Harold Smith 
II ally C. Burkhardt 
Roscoe C. Smith 
Harry F. Lett 
Homer Sutton 
G. H. Fern 
William Wiedrick 
Ferris T. Stephens 
John J. Met/. 
C. C. Dobsnn 
C. R. Berry 
G. F. Thompson 



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Founded at Monmouth, 1867 

Colors Wine and Silver Blue 

linliaiia Gamma Chapter, founded 18!)7 

Flower — Wine Carnation 



ACTINIC CHAPTER 



Theresa Bowen 
Bess Hittle 
Maude Martin 
Mary Stilz 
( tertiude Petti John 
Edith Johnson 
Inez Johnston 
Fiances Hill 
Helen Thornton 
Faustina Alston 
Netta Browning 
Mattie Empson 
Edith Miller 



Hazel Gay 
Ruth Arbaugh 
Julia Groenwoldt 
Ruth Tharp 
Xora Martin 
Madge Eppert 
Elizabeth Ohr 
Annette Hedges 
Ina Pursel' 
Edith Habbe 
Claire Topping 
Mary Jackson 
Cleo Millikan 




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Founded at Monmouth, L870 
Colors— Light and Dark Blue 

.Mil Chapter, founded 1878 
Flower — Fleur-de-lis 



ACTIVE CHAPTEB 

Mabel Felt Ethel DeVaney 

Verna Sweet man Louise Guernsey 

Mary Critchlow Mabel Gant 

Marguerite Hubbard Josephine W Iward 

Dorothy Kautz Ruth Longley 

Margaret Boyer Clara Nelson 

Dodo Paddack Haidee Forsythe 

Catharine Martin Louise Stevenson 

Frank Brown Pauline Hoss 
Ann Kittennan 



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Jftappa 2Upf>i Z\)tta 



Founded a1 DePauw, 1870 

Colors- -Black and Cold 

Gamma Chapter, founded 1006 

Flower— Black and Gold Pansy 



ACTIVE CHAPTER 

Helen Tipton Lucy Hughes 

Cornelia Thornton Mary Parker 

Mary Bragg Ruth Cunningham 

Bernice Hall Eda Boos 

Helen Reed Fannie Stack— pledge 

Rose Dickerson Hazel Van Wie 

Gwynneth Harry Marjorie Hall 

Edith Evans— pledge Marie Pritchard 

Beth Barr Leila Duke— pledge 

Ellen McMurray Marie Peacock 

Beth Wilson Marjorie Gordon 

Laura Harrod Jean Stewart— pledge 

Lesley Clay Estella Hendricks— pledge 

Elizabeth Baxter 











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Founded at Bethany College. 1859 

Colors— Royal Purple, Old Cold and White 

Beta Zeta. founded 1878 

Flower— The Pansy 



Everett Badger John Stephenson 

Clarence Toon Fred Schortemeier 

Will Hacker Joe Mullane 

Jesse Pavey Edward Kennej 

Xerxes Silvers Wesley Smith 

Clarence Reidenbach George Spiegel 

I'ete Morgan Harold Bradley 

Fred Jacobs John Glendenning 



#l)t Oelta Cl)eta 



Founded at Miami University, 1S4S 

Colors — Azure and Argent 

Indiana (lamina, founded. 1X.">!) 

Flower — White Carnation 



Max Bailey 
Ernest Hunt 
Robert Kennington 
Willard Hutchings 
Lee Moffett 
Edwin Lewis 
Robert Hamp 
Albert Tucker 



Harold Suinnierlin 
Cullen Thomas 
Leon Logan 
Thomas Richardson 
Everts Johns 
Rexford Pruitt 
Enos Baker 



£>tgma €\)i 

Founded at ZMiami 1855 

Colors— Light Blue and Gold 

Rho Chapter, founded 1805 

Flower — White Rose 



Joseph Ostrander -Murray Mathews 

Hubert Masters Howard Caldwel 

Donald Trone Bruce Robison 






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HE first practice of the 1911 Football season was called for the first 
day of school and with s^ven monogram men on the squad, every- 
one predicted a successful season. Dave Allerdice, the old Mich- 
igan University ail-American half-back who had been secured to 
coach, took charge of the squad immediately and began to round 
them into form. Many of the freshmen showed much ability and 
the picking of a team was made difficult on account of numerous 

candidates. The first two weeks before the opening game was marked by strenuous 

workouts and keen competition for positions on the varsity. 

The first game of the season was with Franklin at Washington Park on Octo- 
ber 14th. The student body Avas anxious to see Allerdice "s machine in action and 
were pleased when they took the game handily by the score of 19 to 0. After the 
game it became known that Allerdice was going to leave us. He left for the Uni- 
versity at Texas to succeed his former team mate. Wm. Wasmund, who died at 
Austin. Texas, as the result of injuries sustained when lie fell from his bedroom 
window. Naturally this was a handicap to a team to change coaches in the middle 
of a season, but the authorities were very fortunate to get Walter Gipe to take 
charge of the squad at this late date. Every one knew Gipper and were confident 
he would get out of the team all there was in them. On the '21st of October Tran- 
sylvania of Lexington. Ky.. came to test the blue and white. This was the first time 
that the two schools had ever met on the gridiron and the teams were as evenly 
matched, as a score of nothing to nothing would indicate. 



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After another week of hard work the team traveled to South Bend to try con- 
clusions with one of the greatest elevens in the west. The men were tired after the 
long ride but went into the game determined to make their heavier opponents work 
for every down, with the result that the end of the first half was only <> to against 
us. The game was played in a drizzling rain, but regardless of the heavy field, 
our fellows held their opponents time and again within the shadow of their own 
goal posts, where Cully would punt the ova] hack to the center of the held. It was 
not until the last ten minutes of play, when Notre Dame ran in an entirely new 
team, that they could gain consistently. The final score was Notre Dame 27. 
Butler 0. 

The showing against Notre Dame put new life into the squad and was pleasing 
to coach Gipe. In the next two games, however, the team suffered its annual slump. 
On November 4th the University of Cincinnati in a loose game marked by much 
fumbling, which proved the undoing of the blue and white, handed us the short 
end of a 22 to 1'2 score. Then, on November 12th. Earlham. although using very 
questionable means, succeeded in beating us 39 to (>. 

Then came the big surprise of the season. For the last four years. Butler 
Football Teams have shown to the intercollegiate world that they never quit and 
are the most dangerous when their opponents consider them down and out. This 
ability to come back is wdiat made it possible to tie Pose Poly. 6-6. in 190S, to 
beat the wonderful Little Giants 12 to in 1909, and to trample DePauwV Old 
Gold and Black in the mud in 1910 to the tune of 3 to 0. So in 1911 the wearers 
of the blue and white upset the dope bucket and DePauw again tasted the 3 to 
defeat. Victory over the Methodists was made all the more satisfying because of 
the wonderful showing they had made during the season. They had played Wa- 
bash and University of St. Louis to ties and lost to the Michigan Aggies 



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to 0. They came here on November 18th, anxious to avenge their defeat of the year 
before and confident of defeating us by a large score. The game was hard fought, 
neither team being able to gain consistently, and they both resorted to punting. 
By this style of play. Butler, in the third quarter, gained its chance to score. 
With the ball on DePauw's 30-yard line directly in front of the goal, Cully dropped 
back for a goal from the field and sent the ball directly between the posts for the 
only score of the game. The game ended soon after and Butler students have 
been happy ever since. 

Our last game was with Rose Poly at Washington Park on Thanksgiving. 
Our team went into the game against great odds but surprised the most opti- 
mistic supporters by outplaying their heavier opponents. Rose excelled in no 
department of the game and were very fortunate to get away with it. The score 
up until the last two minutes of play was 6 to 5 in Butler's favor. Just when 
every one thought the game was won, the unexpected happened — a kick was 
blocked and Gray of Rose Poly grabbed the ball and raced the length of the field 
for a touchdown, and the game. It was a very hard game to lose, but after all 
the team felt that (hey had shown their superiority. Morgan played a wonderful 
game, kicking two beautiful drop kicks and circling Rose's ends at will. He was 
easily the best man on the field and showed clearly that he has a wonderful col- 
legiate career before him. This was Capt. Thomas's last game, closing his four 
years of football for old B. U. 

After the game the team was entertained royally at the beautiful residence 
of H. U. Brown, where a big turkey dinner was waiting for them. 

The season Avas not a great success but by no means a failure, and with the 
entire squad back next fall we should turnout a winner. Ed Lewis, the consistent 
nervy tackle for the last two seasons, was elected captain for 1912. 





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>TII a nucleus of three old men around which to build up a strong 
team, and a goodly number of new men to select from, the basket- 
ball team for the season of 1912 loomed up as a contender for sec- 
ondary championship honors of the state. The season opened with 
the game at LaFayette with Purdue-, which resulted in a victory 
for the Boiler-makers. This defeat, at the first of the season, did 
not dishearten the boys any. as their opponents were the best in the 
state and tied with the University of Wisconsin for the conference championship. 
The second game of the season resulted in a victory for Butler. Our opponents, 
Franklin, were clearly outclassed, and the score was 33 to 8 in favor of Butler. 
Indiana University, on their own Moor, had trouble in defeating our boys and the 
game was hotly contested throughout, victory being attained in the last few min- 
utes of play. The score. 15 to 1'2, shows that our boys made their opponents 
hustle and were dangerous at all times. Cully starred, getting 10 of our 12 points. 
Richardson, the Freshman forward, registered the other two points. In a rough 
and tumble game. Earlham received the biggest end of a 32 to 15 score. State 
Normal was played next on their own floor, and went down in defeat to the tune 
of 25 to 17. Tn a return game on our floor our boys were again victorious, the 
score being 24 to 21. Tn one of the roughest games ever witnessed on our floor. 
Indiana's colors were dragged in the dust. The score was 23 to 17. Indiana was 
aggressive and only (he united efforts of our team made it possible to keep them 
from victory. The return game with Franklin on their floor was lost by Butler 
by the score of IS to 8. 

The game with DePauw. at the Indianapolis Y. M. C. A. gymnasium, was 
looked forward to with much interest, as the teams were about evenly matched, 
according to the dope-sheet. The contest was one of the closest and fastest games 
of the season and the score when time was called was announced as 20 to 19 in 
Butler's favor. Our team had withdrawn to the dressing-rooms, when it was 
announced that through a mistake in scoring the game was not Butler's, but a tie. 
19 to 19. In five minutes overtime play. De Pauw won out. 21 to 20. Feeling 
that they had not received justice in the game at home, our team went to Green- 
castle, determined to show the world at large that the Butler team was the better 
of the two. The result was a victory for Butler, 20 to 15. This was the last game 
and ended a season of fair success. 

The men awarded B's were the following: Xerxes Silvers, capt. ; Cullen 
Thomas. Thomas Richardson, Robert Kennington. Joe Mullane and Justus Paul. 
Joe Mullane was unanimously elected captain for next year. 




Cullen Thomas Willard Hutchings Tom Richardson Justus Paul Ernest Hunt 

Joe Mullane Bob Kennington Jesse Pavey Xerxes Silvers Coach Diddle 



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SPRING ATHLETICS 



Cennt0 







? is seldom thai a school car look back over its past season and 
count a victory in every contest, in any one line of athletics. But- 
ler can claim this honor in its tennis season of last year. Our two 
formidable players, Cullen Thomas and Enos Baker, made possi- 
ble the title of Indiana Inter-Collegiate championship for Butler, 
not forgetting their victories over other strong Indiana teams. 
who did not compete in the State tournament, as well as the three 
teams which they played from outside of the State. 

Our hoys began the season by taking four out of five matches from Franklin, 
played on the hitter's courts. In a return match Butler won again, in a more de- 
cisive way by taking the entire five matches. Two weeks later Beany and Cully 
further demonstrated their ability when they won five matches from Wabash, only 
to follow this victory with another, a few* days later, over the strong Cincinnati 
University team. Our team was one of the five contesting teams in the State Tour- 
nament, which included DePauw, Hanover, Indiana, and Purdue, and covered 
itself with glory by winning first honors. 

Not satisfied with the title of inter-collegiate state champions, our hoys played 
the Miami University team and took three out of five matches. Miami, the Ohio 
Inter-Collegiate champions previous to this time, had won from the Kentucky and 
Michigan champions, giving themselves a three-State title and so awarding Butler 
a four-State title. 

The season was brought to a fitting close oy our victory over Lake Forest, the 
Inter-Collegiate champions of Wisconsin and Illinois, thereby giving Butler the 
undisputed claim over two more States. In short. Butler won the championship of 
Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Wisconsin. 

Their spring prospects for a repetition of the successful season of 1911 are 
very bright. Though the school will certainly miss Cully from the team, so 
many new men have turned up and are proving to be valuable, that we do not feel 
discouraged. Enos Baker. Cully's team mate of last season, is showing his old-time 
form but is being pushed for the honor of representing the school. And it looks 
now, as though the championship which Butler has held for the past five years 
will again be won for old B. U. The State Inter-Collegiate Tournament will be 
held here at Butler this year and a live enthusiastic tennis association has been 
organized to back the team and promote the popularity of tennis among the girl- 
as well as boys. 



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OLLOWING a successful basket ball season Butler entered on a 
very successful base ball season. During the season of 1911, 
the team was composed mostly of men who were playing 
their first collegiate base ball. Most of these men returned to col- 
lege and formed a nucleus for a strong team. In addition to this 
material the Freshmen class furnished several candidates. The 
class of the star battery, Garner and Reidenbach, necessitated 
early practice for battery material which was held in the gymna- 
sium. This work, although handicapped by rather cramped quarters was beneficial 
in that it helped condition the men for more strenuous out-door work. 

The first out-door practice brought out sufficient material to insure a warm 
fight for each position, a fact which has not been true in any preceding season. The 
first few days* work tended to prepare the squad for the real work. Following this 
work was a practice game with the Manhattans, a fast semi-professional team of 
this city, which resulted in a tie. This game was used to ascertain the merits of the 
different candidates and was very pleasing to Coach Thomas. 

The first official game of the season was with Danville Central Normal School. 
The result of the game from the score point of view, 11 to 11, was not highly pleas- 
ing but the marked improvement of this year's team over last Avas very pleasing to 
the fans. The greatest improvement was in the outfield. The outfield'showed their 
ability, not only to field the ball but to hit and run bases. In Parker, Paul, Robin- 
son and Karabell we found four men who insured a fast outfield. The infield, 
which is the same as that of last year, with the exception of Toon at second, gave 
promise of more organized work than last. Silvers and Captain Bailey at third and 
shortstop, worked consistently while Lewis at first played his usual steady game. 
The Freshmen battery had its first workout in this game. Oloengers and Trone, al- 
though playing their first collegiate game, gave great promise for good-headed 
work throughout the rest of the season. 

On April 19th, Coach Thomas took his squad to (ireencastle. This game was 
hard-fought and hard to lose as Butler not only played consistent base ball but hit 
and ran bases well. This result. 9 to 6, in favor of DePauw does not give the rela- 
tive strength of the teams, for with the exception of one inning the Butler squad 
played more consistent ball. The pitching of "Bugs" BroAvder Avas highly pleas- 
ing, while the hitting of Paul and Karabell was the feature of the game! 

The first two games although not pleasing in results, shoAved bright prospects 
for better results in the ensuing games with Earlham at Indianapolis and Rich- 
mond, DePauw at Indianapolis, Danville at Danville, Moores Hill at Moores Hill, 
Hanover at Hanover. Franklin at Franklin, and Franklin at Indianapolis. The 
improvement in the squad has been very marked and with increased work there 
is every promise of the team closing the most successful season in the history of 
the college. . 




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SEPTEMBER. 

19. Matriculation Day. Annual display of verdure. 

20. Classes begin. Also the fraternities. 

21. Grades read in chapel. Prexy brings to light his famous "little card with various rules worth 

reading, to be had in the office." 

22. The Pi Phi's and Delts continue to pledge on indefinitely. 

23. First Collegian appears which begins the series of sparkling, exciting and exhilarating master- 

pieces which were to follow. 

24. Dorm freshmen spend Sunday with mother. 

25. President's reception. 






OCTOBER. 

7. Butler 20, Franklin 0. At Washington Park, oh well; good practice game. 

10. Coach Allerdice leaves for Texas and Gipe returns. 

13. Seniors start their weekly class meetings. 

14. Transylvania 0. Butler 0. At Washington Park. 

20. Dorm initiation. Freshmen concerts: Open all night. Upper classmen enjoy fifteen minute 

naps. 

21. Notre Dame 27. Butler 0. At South Bend. But we win a tribute from their faculty. 
24. The Turk shows his patriotism in chapel. 

28. Butler 45, Moores Hill 0. At Washington Park. Easy money. Wood Unger quits school. 
31. Wood Unger enters Butler. 



NOVEMBER. 

4. Cincinnati 23, Butler 11. "In Zinzinnati — ever been there:" 

7. Murray Mathews begins his brotherly solicitude. 

11. Earlham 39, Butler 6. At Richmond. However our men did not go prepared to enter the 
prize-ring. 

13. Professor Danton a victim of Miss Carlyle's gentle reproaches. 

14. Pete Morgan fails to sit by Chub in chapel. 

10. Prexy calls the roll in chapel. Presto; change! Wood Uhger. 

18. Butler 3, DePauw 0. At Washington Park. And Butler upsets the dope bucket, The Thetas 
give a party ami find out that Dorothy and Ruth like orange ice. 

21. Wood Unger and the rest of the Butler girls bring their dolls to class. 

27. Kappas hold open house. 

30. Rose Poly 1(1. Butler 6. At Washington Park. Cully's last game! 
Thanksgiving vacation. 






DECEMBER. 

2. "Paris Greene" arrives in our midst. 

I. Pan Hellanic Smoker and the light fantastic tripped upon the college green. 

5. Watch presented to Cully in chapel, accompanied with a wonderful display of oratory. 

(i. Senior vaudeville!!! 'Mi well! Let us all endeavor to believe they meant well! 

'J. Professor Greene lectures upon "Training of children." 

12. Prexy holds post-mortem in chapel. 

14. Exams begin. 

l.">. The agony continues. 

16. First spasm over! 

Par Hellenic dance and a toss-up for men! 

17. A Deli pin, a diamond and a real ease among Butler's "crushes'' at last. 

MERRY CHRISTMAS. 



JANUARY. 

1. Dorm girls begin the New Year by arriving on time. 

2. Registration clay for new students. 

;!. What's the matter with Dan Mullane? "I only know she fame and went. 1 

4. Prexy announces his imminent escape. 

0. Grades read in chapel. 

10. Vice-President Kenyon assumes control of the inmates. 

11. St. Paul Episcopal boys play basketball. Jumbo shadows Xerxes. 

12. Butler 33, Franklin S. 

14. Murray Mathews begins to veer in his course of brotherly affection. 

Ki. Indiana 15. Butler 12. 

18. Hot rivalry between two Delts! War of Roses in which Red wins! 

19. Earlham 32, Butler 15. At Richmond. 

20. Raid on dorm kitchen. 

21. The same continued. 

22. The same continued. 

23. Three detectives summoned to defend the poor, unprotected dorm angels! 

25. Indiana Normal 25. Butler 17. 

26. Dorm angels have fresh milk for breakfast. 

27. Junior Prom! 

Collegian begins "What Butler needs most." 

31. Ed Lewis elected football captain for 1!>12. 



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FEBRUARY. 

1. Indiana Normal 21, Butler 24. 
"Dont's for boys" in chapel. 

2. Junior class reveals a new brand of sandwiches. 

6. Delts hold open house. 

7. Founders day! 

9. Butler students classified a la Faustina into "goos and giggers." 
10. Butler 23, Indiana IS. 

Reception at dorm for survivors. 
12. Lincoln and Dickens die together in chapel. 

14. "Hearts and flowers." 

15. Franklin (?), Butler (?). At Franklin. 

16. Lotus Club dance! Butler men show sudden and unusual fondness for dormitory. Professor 
Kenyon I'm. I- :i iiat ! ! 

18. Marie Pritchard starts a Fresh Air Mission at Zoo period with Joe Mullane as first patient. 

20. Professor Kenyon entertains the students with responsive readings. 

22. Washington's Birthday and vacation ! 

23. DePauw 21, Butler 20. At Indianapolis. "Weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth." 
20. Oh well! "Vats de use" at Butler? 



MARCH. 

2. Professor Kenyon takes steps toward making Butler a "female seminary." 

5. Butler 20, DePauw 15. At Greencastle. Ah! Revenge is sweet! 

7. "The choir invisible." 

8. Faculty women entertain young men with luncheon. Boys club organized anonymously. One 
dollar offered for best label. 

9. Claire and Faustina renew their lost youth in the purchase of toy cats. 
11. Butler students are favored with a brief talk on Turkey in chapel. 

14. Professor Kenyon displays his artistic skill in sarcasm; absolutely free! 

15. The "Butler Union" takes the place of the Sewing Circle. 
IS. Ev Johns fails to call at the dorm ! ! ! 

10. Oh yes! Spring has come! Have'nt we counted seven couples already? 

21. Exams! Was Robert Greene. Jr., sick? 

22. More exams ! 

23. Vacation! 

28. Registration day for spring term. "Pete"Morgan decides to return after taking a good rest. 

29. Many Butler people attend the "Junior Prom" at Shortridge. Yes, Cully was there. 
31. Wood decides to leave school. April fool! 



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16. 



APRIL. 

Caps and gowns. Very becoming! Welcome "Prexy" to our rankfi once more. 

Hutch and Etui h have a scrap. 

Bess and I5"V arc actually seen strolling on the "Old Butler campiiH." 

Marie cut her "Zoo." 

To go walking with Joe. 

False alarm ! 

Easter. 

Many new "bonnets" and ribbons appear at the first base ball game of tic season. Danville 
Normal, 11. Butler 1 I. 



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Bob, Dort and Ethel ''boot it" to Pa| 

wild flowers. 

Ethel Bennett snaps a picture of Ellen and Cap as they are walking to the dorm. 

Grades read in chapel. Mary and Beany go to the drug store. 

Bob Kennington is seen talking to a girl. 

Sorority and Fraternity initiations take place about this time. 

Meeting of the "Black Hand Society." 

"Loyalty." Dan was so hungry, but perhaps doc should lie blamed for this. 

Has Hadie had any experience? How many couples were there who attended tin- play? ""Si 1" 

and Frank, and Muggsy and Marguerite were there. 

"Tuck" assists in the orchestra. 

Members of "Pliilo" feel greatly relieved. They are pretty good, don't you think? 

We are glad to have Miami's Prexy talk to us in chapel. 

The Tlietas give a spread. 

The Black Hand Society disbands and reorganizes into The Society of the White Doves of 

Peace, with President Howe as chief Olive Branch. 

Lucy and Jinimie Murray repair the fences. 
Edith Johnson puts on a Delt pin. 



23. Mabel Gant also sports a square 



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See the Renowned Mademoiselle Bess and Her Dashing, Daring Troop of Trained 
Followers. 

Introducing the following- noted performers: Silvers. Logan, Thomas, 
Parker. Badger. Baker and MofFett. 

The Fearful, Frightful, Forcible Danton, 

Just escaped from the wilds of Africa — the terror of the Freshmen. "He 
Eats 'Em Alive!" 

Reidenbach — The greatest Shark in the World. 

The Original Sunny Jim — Silvers. 

The Celebrated, and Renoioned Trained Lamb — Ev. Johns. 

Follows at every heck and call and does whatever he's "ax ter." 

The Greatest Exhibition of Horse Plug in the World. 
The Black Hand. Weekly exhibitions. 

Impersonation of a Bean Pole — Hutch, assisted by Wood Unger. 

Grand, and Glorious Cavalcade of Cavalry — Prexy and the "students" (?). 



"o be sung, played or whistled to the tune of 
"Old Butler." 



Of all the schools in this wide world 
There's only one. "( )ld Butler;" 

The other schools are out of tune, 
They can't compare with Butler: 

We've got things here that none have g<t. 

We're not chucked full of tommy rot. 

Our students do not smoke and sot 
At this good school of Butler. 



The coeds are so prim and neat 

At this good school of Butler ; 
They never try to crib and cheat 
At this good school of Butler. 
We quell enthusiasm too — 
To root is not the thing to do — 
But when the team gets beat we're blue, 
We "wonder why — at Butler. 



The Profs, are of high caliber 

At this good school of Butler, 
And none were ever known to err 

At this good school of Butler. 
They teach you everything they know. 
At least the Profs, all tell you so. 
And when thru four years* work you go 
You know it all — at Butler. 

4 
When the head of a firm retires from the race 

An alumnus, you know, from Old Butler: 
And sheepskin in hand you apply for his place 

And display your diploma from Butler. 
The office boy says, with an important grin. 
That scrubbing the floors is where you can 

begin. 
All the cramming you did. wasn't worth a bent 
pin, 
For you're just a rah-rah boy from Butler. 






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Well, here on the path are Ruth and the Wop: 
She's Ruff in a way and lie's loose at the top; 
But oh ! what a couple to make us all smile. 
They have every other case beaten a mile. 



See Joe and Marie upon the big stone; 
How firm a foundation this case rests upon; 
And Unger announces that soon they will float 
Down the aisle to the strains Mr. Mendelssohn 
wrote. 





Xot so fast there. Justus.; wait for Inez here, 
Whisper all your secrets in her little ear; 
Carry all her burdens, many a weighty book. 
But while we take your picture, do not back- 
ward look. 



Xow Mabel and Mallie seem no whit dismayed 
To find both their faces together displayed : 
'Tis evident, quite, that they're proud of their case 
And like to lie seen in this prominent place. 




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I')V A FlilCSII M \N. 

'Love" 

What wee unto my little hear! lln.ii hast brought, 

\A ' 1 1 : 1 1 wondrous changes in my life thou hast wrought; 

Whal awful, sniffling colds I have caught 

When mi l hose dewey eves 

While hiding 'mong the leaves 
To sec her at her window I have sought. Ancnvmouf 



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LTHOUGII the cynic who frowns on that the acme of all human 
emotions comma while floundering in the slough of his own cyni- 
cism has seen lit to dip his quill into the mire of despair and 
scribble quotation marks Love is the insane desire of a man to 
pay a woman apostrophe's board bill for life quotation closed to 
my mind it is simply glorious period. 

Take for instance on our < wn dear capital B utler campus 
dash it permeates the atmosphere we breathe in with every inhalation and it has 
even affected our teachers to such an extent that we have cultivated the habit of 
breathing in sighs period 

Ah dash and how grand it is to sigh exclamation point Many are the times 
I have watched cherubic Fred Shortemeier contemplating the likeness of a certain 
Miss M period 1) period to the accompan-imenl of a stacatto tattoo beat in slow 
rhythm with his nail hyphen chewed fingers and the steady upheaval of his shirt 
bosom as his heart palpitates and flutters from unadulterated love period 

And what wonderful transmutations love sometimes effects semi colon in the 
case of James alias Jimmy M period. He is one that effervescent tempera- 

mental feeling has caught up out of his own era and transmuted into a day ages 
ahead of himself period A veritable Rip Van Winkle he comma only Jimmy 
went to Ladoga where he spent twenty years in a fortnight following his gradu- 
ation and returned older of course but guileless as ever comma still blossoming 
with youthfulness comma ripe in his experience but still rushing the eternal fem- 
inine like a famished Venetian on the trail of a platter of spaghetti exclamation 
point And though Mister Murray's possessive corpus vivendus see Herrick and 
Damon page 7 exercise 43, may be stowed away in some musty old law office in 
the metropolis comma his heart lingers on the high road that leads from Green- 
field to the engine room period And like an Aztec L offer up Ins heart to his 
Goddess fair and she Hughes it away piece by piece until some day she will have 
it all period 

New paragraph love also takes many and various shapes as for instance in 
that case exemplified by Benj abbreviation Harrison Keach of Brownstown and 
comma Murray Mathews of Irvington. That peculiar species is known by those 



of the cult a.s lop hyphen sided lover period It is characterized by an overbalance on 
the he side and a singular feminine quantity period It stands in the very light of 
all anti trust legislation as it is a monopoly in the restraint of trade and limits the 
operation to a partnership period To raise a legal point it is unconstitutional 
and very annoying to certain young men who find that the gentlemen from 
Brownstown and the gentlemen from Trvington have established a systematic 
scheme of alternation dash vwvy other Sunday eve for each to he explicit and for 
ail others comma to quote from the Immortal William of Stratford comma there 
■•'in t no chance period But a question is beginning to arise in the minds of many 
comma which stated concisely follows colon Are the two young men working 
fraternally and co-operatively or is their effort individual and competitive ques- 
tion mark 

And now in my peroration permit me Dear Reader stereotyped with apolo- 
gies to conclude with another snatch of the rhythmic which follows colon 

( ) live reptilion 

One half chameleon 

The other like a lizzard 

About my heart you've wrapped 

Your tail and sapped 

The life blood from my a'izzard — Demosthenes. 




£Our #l)tlo0opl)tcal <3roucl) 

Coeducation usually means more <■<> than education. 

They say thai the Simplified Spelling League blackballed Schortemeier. He 
thought his good mime would put him through. 

When the whole class Hunks, what is the matter with the Prof.? 

Boys from Shortridge always try not to appear too masculine. 

Tlicrc will be ;i reunion of the surviving Butler janitors in the chapel next 
week; all but thirty-six have promised to come. 

Cigarettes are not so fatal as they smell. 

When a Butler student wauls silence he leaves the library. 

Theology and matrimony are synonymous. 

Mathematics is not dangerous to an innocent bystander. 

College oratory should be preserved, no matter what it d< es to the audience. 

Young professors remember so well how they did it themselves that they are 
pretty hard to fool. 

A hearty laugh at a professor's joke never hurts a class grade, but a heartv 
laugh at a professor frequently does. 



flUtoes of t\)t $rodtgal Cutter 

In springtime, when the air is warm. 

A young man's thoughts fly toward the Dorm. 

How can he calmly sit in class 

And hear the merry couples pass? 

What cares he for church Hist'ry then. 

( )r even Economics, when 

Out on the campus down below 

He sees them strolling to and fro? 

Their care-free laughter makes him sore 
And all his lessons are a bore; 
The lectures never seemed so dry 
As when the cases wander by. 
The afternoon is worst of all 
The cheery campus seems to call. 
In Chemistry his poor head whirls; 
lie longs for campustry and girls. 

If so unpleasant, why's he there? 
Alas, he has no cuts to spare — 
He used them all within a week 
And now he is too mad to speak 
When through the window, open wide. 
He sees his best girl side by side 
With some poor, skinny, pie-faced mutt. 
Who very wisely saved a cut. 



WITH APOLOGY TO "THE LITTLE TOWN OF TAILHOLT." 

Yer kin talk about yer fireworks on the Fourth of each July. 
And tell about yer skyrockets, and how they cleave the skv: 
Yer pinwheels and yer cannons. *n" all yer jubilee. 
But Dutch Dan-ton is jest about fireworks enough for me. 






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We are exceedingly sorry that circumstances have prevented the publishing 
of this picture in its proper place with the Senior Class, but we consider ourselves 
fortunate to have obtained the picture at all. Mr. Unger is a modest man; so 
modest, in fact, that he has made all manner of efforts to induce us not to let his 
name or his likeness appear in print. He has even gone so far as to threaten and 
attempt to bribe members of the staff to the end of suppressing it. But we feel 
that we can not allow this particular violet to blush unseen. Mr. Unger has had 
such a prominent part in all school activities, and is indeed so much a part of 
Butler that we feel a Drift without Wood would not be a typical Butler produc- 
tion. His character is many-sided. Kumor whispers that he has recently been 




allied with a Desperate Band, but that rumor we would fain deny, here and now; 
the white soul of our Galahad would never be sullied with such associations. In 
training the youth of the college to upright habits. Mr. Unger has ever been fore- 
most. Iu the class-room, en the campus, at work and at play, he has been always 
with us and always prominent among us. During his stay at Butler. Mr. Unger 
has acquired a state-wide reputation, and one which is well deserved, but one for 
which he has suffered in the past and is destined to suffer in the future, the reputa- 
tion of being the most obliging man in college. These classic halls, which have 
known our Wood so hug; this learned faculty, in whose classes he has for the past 
four years presented an example of the pursuit of learning for its own sake: and 
especially these, his fellow-students, who have learned to know and love him well 
— all. all will miss him more than tongue can tell. 
Farewell, Wood Unger ! 



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Send for Catalogue to Charles T. Paul Principal, or Dr. H. C. Hurd, Registrar. 



H. F. Schoen, President 

A. C. Schoen, First Vice-President 



E. M. Schoen, Second Vice-President 
A. J. Schoen, Secretary-Treasurer 



SCHOEN BROTHERS, Inc. 

THE CLEANERS 



Main Office, 601 N. Pennsylvania 
Branch Office, 1 E. Market 
Cleaning Plant, 934 E. Pratt 



Telephones 
Main 4141 New 1555 



Try LESTER SERVICE 



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CLOTHES 



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BUTLER COLLEGE 



INDIANAPOLIS-IRVINGTON 



A College for Liberal Education open to young men and women 

Courses leading to the Degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science 

Graduates of Commissioned High Schools admitted to Freshmen 
Standing without Examination 



Butler College is Accredited for the Professional Training of all 
Classes of Teachers 



Spring Term March 28 to June 20. Summer Term June 24 to Aug. 3 
Fall Term September 1 7 to December 14. 



Full information sent on request. Address 

THOMAS CARR HOWE, President 
Indianapolis, Indiana 



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